Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Wednesday Web Browser

A depressing, but true column on the sad state of pay rates for freelancers.
Happy to read about the spotlight on literary translation at the latest MLA convention.
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:

Anonymous 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.