Monthly Archives: October 2012


A recent article on TIME about a sign-language interpreter reminded me of a frequent question I used to get from my students that took my interpreting class at Sophia University back in 2006. The question is usually a variation of, … Continue reading

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A student just asked me…..

Every fall, I have a few freshman students that come to my office and ask some questions about me and my academic career. There was one that came an hour or so after I updated my last post. I hear … Continue reading

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Applying for Academic Jobs

Every fall, just like students start taking classes, new Ph.D.s and not-so-new-Ph.D.’s start applying for jobs. I have been fixed-term faculty since I got my degree in 2009. So, again, this year, I am on the job market. There are … Continue reading

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Freshman writing and plagiarism

I have been teaching freshman writing at Michigan State for the last few years. I do admit that I enjoy content classes more, like my history class or class on globalization of American society. But the experience of teaching freshman … Continue reading

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