Monthly Archives: October 2016

Error, A Longer View

Teaching in this classroom setting, I find myself attempting to mediate between two related approaches to grammar (both identified in the Mark Blaauw-Hara thesis and mentioned in the thoughtful responses above: sentence construction as a foundation for “critical thinking”; and … Continue reading

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Academia, Love Me Back

This blog post is making the rounds. Tiffany Martinez, a McNair scholar and undergrad, who writes about how a professor commented “This is not your word” when she used “hence” in her essay. Her story seems to being together some … Continue reading

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Translingual Methods

This week I’d like to talk about the Horner/Lu/Royster/Trimbur piece on translingual writing approaches. I’m choosing this piece because I very deeply value the concepts they present about the decentering of “Standard English” in our classrooms, but I do not … Continue reading

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