Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Definitely a defense mechanism. You are very intuitive.

My freshman comp teacher was strange. If we weren't the same age, I'd say I wish I had you because I'll bet you're great. I did enjoy the books we read, but she never really told us how she wanted us to complete assignments and then left all sorts of comments about how we should've written the papers differently. The thing was, she never really taught a single lesson on paper writing. Then I had this history professor who told us from the beginning the perfect paper formula and marked papers well for those who used it. I like it like that, laid out right there for me, instead of a mystery to solve.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Freshman comp is tricky--VERY tricky. I try and give my students lots of "formulas" for writing, because I like them myself and it's so much easier to learn when you have an example or template to work with.

I think freshman English is just one of those classes people either like or hate--kind of like freshman math. I hated math, so I can sympathize with the students of mine who hate English!