Well, I’ve been working on this paper — finally actually writing it rather than just reading and thinking about — the last couple days. Not really a “paper,” it’s more of a guide for new TAs for when they choose to modify the standard course schedule (assignment sequence, that kind of thing) — steps, advice, etc. Of course, it’s taking longer than I expected. I can’t think of anything I’ve ever started — academically, I mean — that took me less time than I expected! Oh well.
Got a “Teaching Company” catalog today, and now I’m tempted to buy their new “Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft.” If Brooks Landon explains / teaches sentence stuff as well as it sounds like he does, I could use his explanations/approaches myself in class. Don’t feel like spending even the sale price of $39.95 plus $10.00 shipping right now, though. It’d also be cool to get the “History of the English Language” one, too. This spring term, I’m taking a class on the history of English. Should be fun. :)
Now, back to work. Running out of winter-break time fast!