This, the last post in our Summer Series, is mostly just for fun. We’re posting a bit early this week because, well, new instructor orientation starts Thursday and things are getting busy!
The upcoming beginning of the fall semester means it’s time to break out the school clothes, revise your syllabi … and maybe start worrying about what’s hip this year? At the least, it’s sometimes helpful to know what’s cool with students. After all, use examples of things they assume teachers wouldn’t know about and they’ll pay better attention, right? So, just for fun, check out this Chronicle article on Millennials, hippies, and hipsters. And we’ll refrain from applying genre studies analyses to these categories of people … for now.
See you soon!
We know many writing instructors look forward to taking a break during the summer months. We sure do! But, after a few weeks off, our minds are already turning to our fall teaching. In order to feed that need for teaching-talk without being overwhelming, the Writing Program Blog will include some summer posts that remind us to re-visit good ideas about teaching first-year writing. In other words, these posts will include links to things that aren’t must-reads are challenging new ideas, but rather are chances to catch up a bit and to think about your teaching without actually having to go back to work. (Yet!)
Please let us know if there is something you’d like to see here, or if you have something you’d like to contribute. And, watch for our first post in the summer series, which will go up on June 1. Happy Summer!
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