As I teach it now, my first semester composition course is geared toward inquiry. My primary text is From Inquiry to Academic Writing, and Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. I'm on the hunt for a new novel. [more inside]
What advice do you wish you had been given before leaving home and going off to college for the first time? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a cool high school graduation/birthday gift to give to a young woman who will be moving to NYC for college in the fall [more inside]
My sibling is at NYU in the Stella Adler acting studio. She is a freshman and is very frustrated with the lack of rigor the acting program offers. She is very disappointed and questioning if other people had this experience. Other students have also shared this feeling, not just about Stella Adler studio but also about the studios they are attending. Based on your experience, did you feel it was a quality program worth attending for 4 years? Do the studio classes improve after the 1st semester? I would really appreciate your honesty. Thanks.
My sister is going to NYU in the fall, moving from California. What does she need to know/bring/have? [more inside]
Please give me some hints on college selection for my physics major son. [more inside]
Can you recommend an essay that defends a liberal education? [more inside]
Cal Poly Pomona - need some pointers! [more inside]
Is there a common course at one of the big universities in Chicago, that all of the freshmen take, which focuses on Chicago history and culture? Perhaps called something like "the Chicago experience"? I thought that this was done at the University of Chicago, but I cannot find it on their website. Could it be another school?
I am a semester into college and extremely dissatisfied with my social life. Please help me set some tangible, reachable goals and create specific New Year (New Semester?) resolutions that will allow me to reach them. [more inside]
Help a freshman comp teacher out! I need a fun writing exercise to fill 70 minutes of class time. [more inside]
In the fall I'll be leading a short course for freshmen on adjusting to college, community service, and issues that are relevant to college students. Does anyone have any interesting and fun readings--particularly on diversity, but really on any subject--that they would recommend for this sort of context? [more inside]
There's a smart freshman who's going to be in my school's Academic Decathlon team next year. However, Academic Decathlon tests over all of high school math, so I ask: How can I teach a fast learner an overview of high school math in around 7 months? [more inside]
I'm well on my way to the freshman fifteen....help! [more inside]
What is the perfect gift from a brother to my little sister for her High School graduation? [more inside]
Favorite exercises/ materials for Freshman Composition classes? Help me engage young minds in order to
brainwash educate them! [more inside]
I'm going to be a freshman going to college in the fall. Any advice, helpful anecdotes, experiences, tips or suggestions? [more inside]
My daughter has announced she doesn't want to live on campus next year (freshman). We agreed months ago she would live at school (an hour commute). Any personal experience with changing your mind? I'm concerned about her driving daily on congested highway (NJ) and about her not facing her fears.