Rohan MaitzenDepartment of English
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Tag Archives: This Week In My Classes
How’s that for a vague title for a blog post? But it is accurate, really: for the past couple of weeks my attention and energy have been focused on a range of different things. I haven’t felt inspired to write … Continue reading
Today is the last day of classes in Dal’s winter term. Usually, that would mean I am feeling elated, relieved, deflated — and a bit panicked at the looming prospect of grading final papers and exams. But because I’m on … Continue reading
It has been kind of a stuttering week for me. My “Meeting With Your Writing” session on Monday helped me work up some positive energy about the next part of the George Eliot project I want to work on — … Continue reading
Sadly, that includes more winter: not only did we get another storm yesterday that dumped another foot or so of snow (it was hard to tell exactly, because it was very windy and so there were lots of big drifts), but … Continue reading
The final exams for my classes were last Friday and Saturday, both at 8:30 a.m., both in Dalplex, our main athletics facility, which is converted during the exam period into, well, this: Looks depressing, doesn’t it? And it is, but … Continue reading
Actual classroom hours left this term: 6 Essays still to grade this week: 17 In-class tests incoming: 42 Reading Responses incoming: 84 Reading Journals incoming: 60-ish Final essays and exams looming: 130 Reference letters in the queue: 24 Early morning hours … Continue reading
This week I decided to call my own bluff. I spend a lot of time fretting about which books I assign in my Mystery and Detective Fiction course — because once you get past the few absolute “must haves” (something … Continue reading