Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This is why people with graduate degrees in textual studies should not teach writing. The guy is failing nine out of 15 students per semester. The project manager in me says, "Whoa chief, let's evaluate what you're doing and how you're doing it." The skills-oriented writing instructor in me says, "If you're asking students in a community college writing class to read "Araby" and Hamlet, then you better be prepared for a lot of push back, yawning, tuning out, and frustration." The guy is wondering why his students are not improving as writers. Hmmm. I may be way off, but I'm going to guess that he's not actually teaching them how to write.