On Pointless Writing

I didn't know what to blog about this week until I was looking through my screenshots and found this legit gem: Screenshot of Miriam Posner's tweet reading: "Writing is so annoying when you have to have 'an argument' or at least 'something to say' and you can't just 'vibe.'" As you know if you've been … Continue reading On Pointless Writing

Academic Writing Month

Hello! I this blog post finds you well (*cringe emoji*) in spite of this week's election (if you are in VA especially). Little did I know that when I posted my "Rest" blog on October 4th that it would be the only post I'd make in the month of October. I rested over Fall Break, … Continue reading Academic Writing Month

Summertiming: Planning Your Academic Summer

For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, Summer 2021 is now upon us---although someone forgot to tell the weather in the mid-Atlantic (not that I'm complaining about 70 degrees, zero humidity, sunshine, AND the delayed onslaught of cicadas). For academics, this is a season of emotions - relief and excitement, frustration and anxiety. While … Continue reading Summertiming: Planning Your Academic Summer

Teaching Tip Tuesday: What Students Say is the Most Useful Thing They Learned for Research Writing

This post is a little bit for my fellow composition instructors, but also relevant for anyone who assigns research projects. A few years ago, I was looking for advice on how to better organize research for a specific writing project. I had already developed a handy way to capture research for future, unspecified uses (more … Continue reading Teaching Tip Tuesday: What Students Say is the Most Useful Thing They Learned for Research Writing