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Improve your writing with this one weird tip redux

Here’s another (shorter) list of writing tips and suggestions that I compiled for the Canadian Studies course for which I am a marking / grading Teaching Assistant. The tips strike me as generalizable to a few contexts (including internet comments), so … Continue reading

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Improve your writing with this one weird tip

Just kidding, it’s more like forty tips, and it won’t apply to all pieces of writing or even all writers equally, but here’s a list of writing tips and suggestions that I compiled for the Canadian Studies course for which … Continue reading

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Part II: Adventures in Being a Terrible Feminist

In a less successful adventure in the aforementioned week of teaching, the class developed and drew superhero characters.  Then, we met with a mini-course on feminist topics so they could show us their ‘zines and we could show them our characters. … Continue reading

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Part I: In Which Everything Goes According to Plan

As I think I may have mentioned, I have been privileged to teach a week-long course through the Enriched Mini-Course Program at Carleton University twice now. This year, I overhauled the course content to include a unit on political cartoons, and … Continue reading

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“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

This past week has been the third time I’ve developed and taught a 5-day course for high schoolers.  The last two times I taught it, I arranged the comic studies and comic book content chronologically, I guess because I wanted … Continue reading

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Yes, I will be attending the Joss Wheden Sing-Along

If you find yourself in San Antonio on Saturday at 11.30 am, stop by the Pop Culture & Pedagogy Panel!  Here’s my abstract for that presentation: “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a comprehensive course on North American political … Continue reading

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“We practically have PhDs. We’ll be fine.”

Those are some (in)famous (possibly) last words from “Jaws IV: THE REVENGE.” The marine biologist son is telling his mom not to worry about great white sharks. Except the shark turns up and it’s going to eat him! Ahh! I … Continue reading

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