Monthly Archives: December 2013

Crafting a Syllabus, Part Three: Putting it all together

As you’ll recall, in the first post in this series I went over the elements of a course syllabus, which are: Course Description, aims and goals, materials, and policies A description of major assignments and grading rubric A schedule of … Continue reading

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Crafting a Syllabus, Part Two: Pacing and Assignments

Putting it all together, pacing, and assignments In an earlier post, I discussed how I go about choosing the materials I am going to teach for a literature syllabus. This post deals with how I decide to pace a course, … Continue reading

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Crafting a Syllabus, Part One

The position of graduate teaching assistant includes a wide array of duties and responsibilities. Dependent upon the college or university at which you working on your PhD, as a TA you may find yourself either assisting a professor with lab … Continue reading

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Retro Post #2: Securing Letters of Recommendation

This post originally appeared on September 28, 2010 at The Grad Cafe. It deals with how to go about deciding who you want to write letters for you and asking professors for letters of recommendation. **************************************************************** I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Retro Post #1: Applying to Graduate School, Round Three

I’m going to begin this new blog by re-blogging posts from my graduate school application journey. Since I want this blog to serve as a record and a resource, it seems fitting that I bring all of my writings about … Continue reading

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Hwaet! Welcome to My Blog

Hello, and welcome to my blog about All Things Academia. I’d start at the beginning, but we’d be here for a long, long time since I knew in 3rd grade that I would be a teacher. Actually, I started tutoring … Continue reading

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