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My Epic NaNoWriMo Failure

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to write about imposter syndrome. Because I feel it in so many areas of my life. It’s not a confidence or self-esteem thing. I’m generally confident and content with life. It’s just a feeling of knowing that I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing …

Me standing at a podium with a book and marker in front of a whiteboard

I Can Only Do So Much

In a continuing effort to stop censoring myself, I’m about to go on a rant of sorts. So, before I do that, I feel the need to offer a disclaimer and toot my own horn a bit. Disclaimer/Own-Horn-Tooting: I love teaching. I really do. I wouldn’t keep accepting course assignments each semester if I didn’t …

Teaching Notes: Introduction to Patterns of Development

For Freshman English A (first semester first-year writing) Corresponds to Chapters 4-12 of The Student Writer   Patterns of Development = how to develop paragraphs, correlates closely to genres Book addresses, by chapter, the following patterns or genres: Description Narration Exemplification (“showing by example”) Process Analysis (either to provide step-by-step instructions or simply to explain …