Archive for August, 2011

more on laptops


So thanks to all of you who commented on my last post about the potential laptop ban that I’m thinking about imposing in my two classes this fall. I’ve got more to say on the subject. So first, let me admit that I spent time today reading through Margaret Soltan‘s various posts in which she […]

on laptops


So I’ve got a question for those in my readership who have done more teaching than I: what do you all do about laptops? I’m planning to ban them, but I’m having some difficulty committing to it. Pro the ban: 1. I’m old school, even though I’m young. I think we all managed to learn […]

on rewriting


As I’ve worked on my dissertation, I have become something of a compulsive rewriter. I quickly rack up drafts. Now not all of these drafts represent significant changes, nor are they all sent off to the advisor. Most of them are for me because, as I’ve discovered, the only way I can really identify problems […]