Precocious Writers

I have students who write things I wish I could steal. I have students who can spell better than I can. Sometimes it is hard to know what to do with these gifted writers. They can be on a completely different academic plane than the rest of the class, and can seem to want so muchContinue reading “Precocious Writers”

The Best Thesis Ever

Let me tell you how to write the best thesis ever. But first, let me tell you a story. My advisor in college was a man named Ken Fields. Besides being a Stanford professor, he was a poet, a recovering alcoholic, and a Texan. He brought his dog, Dixie, to class. He took the elevator.Continue reading “The Best Thesis Ever”

Welcome to the Frog Hollow Blog

Welcome to the Frog Hollow Blog. Here you can find periodic ruminations on teaching writing and everything that relates, including some of my tried and true lessons. Please try them, and let me know how it goes. And meanwhile, consider the word rumination. It’s no mistake it sounds suspiciously like ruminant. It means, quite literally, to chewContinue reading “Welcome to the Frog Hollow Blog”