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October 15, 2004

My Insensitive Writer's Ego and Other Myths

The whole "teacher, heal thyself" mantra flashed through my head when we got our drafts back yesterday. I'm definitely one of those students who doesn't want to think of the paper again when it's "done," and the idea of receiving constructive critisicm is about as appealing as a 2 1/2 hour staff meeting today. I know it'll be helpful, Kirsten, but 2 1/2 hours?

It's so easy to feel like your work doesn't need any revision because you understand your paper completely. But that's bull. We all sit across from students with very little direction in their papers, and disillusioning ourselves that our papers wouldn't do the same thing sometimes is silly.

And I appreciate the criticism. Or at least, I'm trying. What do you all think?

And just because I have this in my head, here's an ode to Ben Folds and "The Luckiest."

I don't get-
many things right the first time
In fact-
I am told that a lot.

But I know all the wrong turns and stumbles and falls
brought me here.
To this room.

See you all this afternoon!

Posted by wold0090 at October 15, 2004 9:54 AM