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Should I get an IT job or travel overseas?

I graduated from college a few months ago with an IT degree, but my heart is not in it. I also just got a certification to teach English overseas. Should I work in IT or travel overseas? [more inside]
posted by deeba on Feb 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Is The Academic Life The Life For Me? (or: What Do You Do With a BA In English, Part XVII)

I think I want to become an English professor. How would I go about it? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on May 9, 2011 - 63 answers

Help a novice English professor effectively teach essay writing and analysis!

Looking for group exercises, videos, exciting material to teach easily-distracted college students the building blocks of essay-writing and analysis. [more inside]
posted by ilana on Jan 15, 2011 - 2 answers

This is why we need to know this

Can you recommend an essay that defends a liberal education? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Sep 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me be a teacher

Help me make a career move. Do I want to be a high school or college teacher? [more inside]
posted by mikelly on Jun 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

A little lost...

What does one do with a degree in literature? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Jul 16, 2008 - 40 answers

Shakespeare isn't Old English, students.

I am looking for good, undergraduate-geared resources, articles or book chapters that overview 1) the origins of the English language, 2) Old/Middle/Modern/Contemporary English and things like the Great Vowel Shift, and 3) language development in humans. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Allow me to enjoy the international fruits of living in a country that is #1.

Where can I find a list of colleges and/or universities located outside English speaking countries that primarily teach courses in English? (Personal knowledge of such institutions of higher learning is also welcome.)
posted by dkleinst on Nov 24, 2007 - 13 answers

Critical Thinking for the Uncritical Thinker

Critical Thinking Skills - Apparently, I don't have any. What exactly entails "having" this skill and is it something I can develop? [more inside]
posted by zippity on Sep 22, 2007 - 43 answers

How to keep college freshmen quiet and respectful during a lecture?

How to get freshmen college students to shut the hell up during a lecture? [more inside]
posted by fallenposters on Sep 4, 2007 - 42 answers

Please, don't make me read twelfth night for the 5th time

EnglishMajorFilter: What class(es) should I take? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Aug 15, 2007 - 22 answers

Burn The Canon!

EnglishMajorFilter: Why can't I stand much of the canon? How can I learn to appreciate it? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 3, 2007 - 35 answers

It's not lecturing, it's e-lecturing

What can you tell me about adjuncting online? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Oct 3, 2006 - 2 answers

What essays for freshman composition?

Pimp my freshman composition class: what essays would you put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Jul 27, 2006 - 30 answers

Science and literature, post-1945

Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jul 5, 2006 - 28 answers

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