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Today's featured guest blogger is Shane Bradley, Administrative Dean, Writing Program Director, and Assistant Professor of English at Erskine College.    The following dictum still bothers me: “Just write what comes to mind. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation. Write what you feel.”   This vague instruction does little for student writers… (Show more)
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Today's featured guest blogger is Lisa DuRose, Professor at Inver Hills Community College   As the semester winds to a close, I know the students in my Short Story class are growing a bit weary: they have read more than thirty short stories, written nearly three pages of weekly informal posts, completed literary research projects, and undertaken… (Show more)
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Today's featured guest blogger is Lisa DuRose, Professor at Inver Hills Community College   In Julie Schumacher’s 2014 novel Dear Committee Members, protagonist Jason T. Fitger demonstrates how aptly the letter of recommendation functions as a vehicle of complaint, forced praise, and political maneuvering. Schumacher uses the genre of the LOR to… (Show more)
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April is National Poetry Month! We've asked some of our LitBits bloggers to discuss how they approach poetry with their literature and creative writing students.   Today's guest blogger is Daniel Lambert, an educator, writer, editor, proofreader, and photographer. He teaches English courses at California State University, Los Angeles and East Los… (Show more)
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LitBits Guest Blogger
To continue our celebration of National Poetry Month, we're re-posting the following blog from Phillip Chamberlin professor at Hillsborough Community College. This post originally appeared on LitBits on October 23, 2018.    “I lost six friends and neighbors—all under 25 years old—to suicide. And since then, I’ve lost about five friends to heroin… (Show more)
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April is National Poetry Month! We've asked some of our LitBits bloggers to discuss how they approach poetry with their literature and creative writing students.   This week's guest blogger is Krysten Anderson, Assistant Professor of English at Roane State Community College   In an effort to use more collaborative learning activities in my… (Show more)
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Click to view contentApril is National Poetry Month! We've asked some of our LitBits bloggers to discuss how they approach poetry with their literature and creative writing students.   Today's featured guest blogger is Cristina Baptista, American Literature Teacher at Sacred Heart School in Greenwich, CT.   We all know those first few words of The Waste Land: I… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThis week's featured guest blogger is Joseph Couch, Professor at Montgomery College.   “But why do that?” students often ask when we discuss plays. Sometimes due to the opaqueness of subtext or even with the seeming (at least to experienced readers) transparency of dialogue and action, characters’ motives can puzzle readers. Without a narrator to… (Show more)
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