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State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I’m still alive! 🙂 Okay — what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, … Continue reading

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Reading My Own Dang Book

So, one of my goals over the winter break between semesters is reading my own dang book into a wee recording iPad app and putting up the whole shebang — in chapter installments — on YouTube. I’m doing this because a few of … Continue reading

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How I Got Sabbatical and What I Did Once I Got It

Having taught my first class of the spring semester today, I’m officially back in business in my day job as an English professor. But I actually warmed up my face-to-face teaching muscles when I gave a presentation last week — … Continue reading

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11: The Takeaway, AKA These Go to Eleven

A “takeaway” is the main point or gist from something that was presented, like a seminar or a report. “These go to eleven” is a line from the 1984 mock rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. The latter has absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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9: The How, Not the What, of Assigned Books

Recently, I said to my sister Wendy, “I should teach a Shakespeare class.” “I thought you already did.” “Nah – the closest was when I was student teaching MacBeth to high school seniors. I spent most of that unit acting … Continue reading

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