Hello, and welcome to my faculty website! I teach Composition and Creative Writing at NOVA’s Annandale campus.
Drop-in office hours have ended for the spring 2016 semester, but if you would like to get in touch with me, you can use the contact information below.
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Please note: From mid-May to mid-August, it may take me up to a week to return your message, but I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
last update: April 27, 2016
Next semester, all 3 of my ENG 111 – Composition I courses will be liberated from paid textbooks!
If you’re going to use Google, you might as well learn how to use it efficiently. This article and infographic does a nice job explaining and illustrating useful tips:
Get More Out of Google [infographic].
This book review points to the challenge of memoir: we often remember things differently than the people around us.
Deborah Feldman Isn’t Telling You the Whole Story – Forward.com.
“I know, I know. I’ve probably lost you. Everyone hates essays” writes William Bradley in Utne Reader piece “Acquiring Empathy Through Essays.”
But just look at the title! Don’t we all need a little help in the empathy department? Would it help motivate student writers to create clearer, more precisely details works if they knew it would generate increased understanding of their position on subjects they care about from people they wish really cared? Yet another reason to revise the curriculum for “real life writing.”
Getting my mind focused on mobile apps for the upcoming Teaching Professor Technology Conference. I’ll be presenting there in 2 weeks!
The 15 Most Downloaded Smartphone Apps in the U.S..
I love the positive spin this TedTalks piece puts on today’s young adults.
The Next Greatest Generation? : NPR.
Today is my first day back in the classroom. I’m so excited to meet my Wednesday Composition group! We are definitely going to talk about this list of challenges, and I hope by confronting possible pitfalls TODAY, we can find coping mechanisms for sidestepping them in the weeks to come.
Challenges of Hybrid Learning :: Northern Virginia Community College.
This article proves a point I often make, which is that there are no right answers. I’m excited to add it to my introduction-to-research unit.
Back-to-School Spending Surveys Reveal Differences About Tech Buys – Marketplace K-12 – Education Week.
“Think essays are just something boring you write for class?” I love it when the Internet takes away all need to pull out my hair making decisions over what additional reading to recommend. This round-up of CNF essays was written just for my first semester Comp students.
17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life.