The most important question you can answer for your students, not just after the fact, but from the beginning, is why?
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Asking for a Letter of Recommendation
I’ve received several requests for letters of recommendation over the last few weeks, so I’m posting this blog by way of advice for those seeking letters of recommendation. If you’re going to ask for a letter of recommendation for graduate school in the humanities, be prepared for the fact that any responsible professor is goingContinue reading “Asking for a Letter of Recommendation”
Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors
In October of 2010 Prof. Alan Liu (U.C. Santa Barbara) liked a post of mine sent to a Digital Humanities listserve and asked me for permission to publish it on 4Humanities, his website devoted to advocating for the study of the humanities. He titled it “An Instructor’s Ground-Level Defense of the Humanities to Students.” TheContinue reading “Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors”
Graduation Time = Advising Time
As we near the end of the academic year, I’ve been mulling over what college graduates should be thinking about as they consider their future plans. If you’re about to graduate with a four-year degree and your plans include graduate school, here are a few things you should consider. First, a Master’s degree is alwaysContinue reading “Graduation Time = Advising Time”