I’ve taught writing, literature and communication skills to thousands of students ranging from adolescence to late adulthood:
- Literature (AP/Honors at secondary level)
- Public Speaking
- Business Writing
- Creative Writing
4. Sample Student Paper: Based on my conviction that even analytical writing can speak to students once they forge a path towards it, I asked students to interview a family member or person who was 40 years old or older on the arc of their career. Students then used this interview as a “text” which they synthesized with a reading/readings from our coursework. Here, the student analyzes the career arc of her minister, while using the language of writer/activist Parker Palmer to argue that our personal intrinsic gifts lack true value without their application to society.
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