Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Wednesday Web Browser

A depressing, but true column on the sad state of pay rates for freelancers.
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Happy to read about the spotlight on literary translation at the latest MLA convention.
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Nice interview with Tayari Jones here. At one point, asked "What is the most important idea a writing teacher can teach her students?," she responds with these oh-so-true words: "Revise. Revise. Revise. Also, I try and teach them to bond with their classmates. Everybody needs a community."

1 comment:

deonne kahler said...

Great advice from Tayari, especially the part about revision. Most of my students write a first draft then think they're done, or maybe think it needs one (minor) revision.

I warn them on the first day of class: This semester, I will not tell you your work is ready to go. It will always need revision. By semester's end, most of them understand why.