Category Archives: students

Socratic dialog at the Writing Center front desk

Me: We don’t have any 40 minute appointments available tomorrow, but we do have some on Wednesday. Student: I’d rather just get it done tomorrow. Do you have like 10 minutes? It doesn’t matter how long the appointment is. My … Continue reading

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Requesting a Letter of Recommendation

Back by popular demand . . . from my old, defunct class blog. I am happy to write letters of recommendation for students and former students who have impressed me with their intellect, creativity, motivation, leadership, or ability to surmount … Continue reading

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Enabling Usable Student Feedback

I have several frustrations with student evaluations of instruction: the questions or prompts are usually not very useful (such as, “were your assignments graded fairly?” Many student interpret this question as, “did you get the grades you wanted?”) there is … Continue reading

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