3/25/10

Idea for A Department Seminar Series

As I grade UPPER division papers for my philosophy course, I propose
that my department hold a number of pedagogical seminars for our
students.

Here's my short list of seminars:

What is a sentence?

What are commas for?

Why be grammatical?

When should quotation "marks" be put around "words" and why should you "care"?

If these go well, I suggest this major seminar undertaking:

What is the principle of charity and when should you follow your
professor's advice to be charitable and when should you just be
content to go off half-cocked with big words and the strong
conviction that you're smarter than any of the authors mentioned in
your paper?

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