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To Do

To Do (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) 5: The number of proposals I’ve sent off in the last 24 hours. (Well, one I had drafted weeks ago, and another consisted of me answering the phone and saying “Yes,” but still…. ) Feels like a pretty good day. To do: Share with colleagues draft of revised senior portfolio for English majors (lit, creative writing, journalism) (10 May) Submit draft to administration (10 May) My…

How other countries deal with gun control

This article from The Week has statistics that bolster and weaken arguments frequently used by people on both sides of the debate. –How other countries deal with gun control (BoingBoing) Blogging this for future reference. I’ll be teaching a news writing course in the fall, and one of the most challenging units involves getting students to think critically about statistical claims made by advocates of a particular issue. After reading The…