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Reblogged: Media Coverage of The Harlequin Acquisition

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From Sarah Wendell at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books…can this get any worse?  Oh wait, no. I’m too stunned to express my thoughts, but Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has summed them up nicely. And here’s where nothing’s changed. Readers have been talking about what the potential results will be of HarperCollins/NewsCorp’s acquisition of […]

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I swear, my soul dies a little every week when I have to grade discussion questions.  From the complete and total lack of grammar, misuse of preposition, subject verb disagreement, spelling errors, not to mention the actual lack of understanding of the material and the obvious plagiarism–it just hurts my heart.  American education is lagging […]

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Idiocracy Report: Post Finals

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I turned in final grades yesterday.  I always look forward to this point in the semester because it usually means I have 2-3 weeks off from thinking about this evil day job, and I can work on other things.  But I dread it too because invariably (particularly in spring semester), I get the phone calls. […]

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I’ve been behind on grading.  Felt lousy.  Been busy.  Assorted reasons that I only just yesterday got to the second round of discussion questions for one of my classes.  I don’t often give writing assignments.  I can’t tolerate it much.  College students, for the most part, can’t write worth a damn.  They’re not learning basic […]

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Idiocracy Report

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Fall semester is drawing to a close, for which I am very very grateful.  I have graded a LOT of really horrendous discussion posts this semester.  More and more mid to upperclassmen get to me with no knowledge of correct English, how to properly cite anything, and (in many cases) a shocking lack of caring […]

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The Red launch tour continues today at Ex Libris where I’m talking about my favorite modern fairy tales! So one of the things readers expressed interest in hearing more about was my crazy student stories.  I teach college students middle to upper level psych classes.  By the time they get to me, there is a […]