So, you’re assigned a 20-page paper when really you’re only used to 5-page papers. That’s pretty daunting. It’s a lot of space to fill. Therefore you’ll have to fill it with a lot of stuff. Four times as much stuff. Four times as large a topic. Four times as significant a claim! Except that that’s
Sometimes when I ask profs “what will your students have read recently, and can I have a copy” in preparation for classes, I get best answers. “We’ll have been reading about Wugs!” I’m thinking my new mascot may be a Wug.
If I could only be un-nervous and fully supported in my geekery in every class (by profs and students), they could all be as fun as last Tuesday’s class was. I’ve done similar things in other classes, but I often come out feeling like people were just kind of baffled by the crazy librarian who
One of my favorite metaphors for humanistic inquiry is “unpacking.” Sometimes it feels like an over-full suite case springing open, scattering previously unseen clothing and toiletries all over the place and revealing that present that grandma brought for you nestled there in the center. Sometimes it feels like carefully and laboriously picking the infinitely delicate