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Writing Retro

Writing Retro

Do you guys remember this? Once upon a time, little packets of graphite used to be a necessary part of my back-to-school shopping. But as I went on to college and the proverbial real world, I found myself using pens much more, or using the eraser so much that it would give out before the […]

The P-word

The P-word

After reading 23 rough drafts from my second year students and finding just one that is [apparently] completely plagiarism-free, I decided to make the last half of today’s American Studies class about what I euphemistically called “academic culture” in the U.S. I’ve been struggling to get my head around the culture of casual plagiarism here, […]

I really like being alone

I really like being alone

I’ve just been doing it wrong! This afternoon, after taking all my multiply-photocopied documents to the International Office, I went to a cafe downtown and sat for over an hour, spending some quality time with my journal. I really am my own best friend, and it was great to get back in touch. We reflected […]