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Mastering Form and Function in English

Our English program emphasizes a disciplined and progressively challenging approach to the mechanics of language, the development of intellectual independence, and the sheer enjoyment of language. In teaching language and literature, our primary goals are to develop greater effectiveness in communication, to encourage clear and logical thought, and to promote a greater awareness of human values.

2017年7月26日
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On Narrative Time

If the present is always turning into the past or is seen as transitional to the future, what is the value of any human endeavour? If time is so elusive, how can any action have meaning? The moment something occurs, it is gone.

2017年6月25日
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Grammatical Literacy

“Anyone who teaches at the university level encounters students with language difficulties who are nonetheless bright, eager, hard-working and thoughtful. These are the heart-breaking ones, for the reach of their mental capacities exceeds their grasp.” Vermont Royster

2017年5月6日
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Form, function, relationships, relative order, location

Playing with symbols is an effective means to parsing. Parsing and the terminology that accompanies it have value only as a means to an end.

2017年4月2日
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Sentence combining

Less is more.

2017年2月12日
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A Curricular Vision

We seek a curriculum in which teachers do not teach subjects, they teach people:

2017年1月10日
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The Case for Time Management

Planning ahead requires self-direction and self-discipline. Planning is something you must learn to do for yourself. To plan your time effectively, you must be conscientious and responsible. To follow your plan takes willpower. But the rewards for planning are enormous.

2016年12月9日
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Writing a College Recommendation

College admissions officers love anecdotes and a teacher’s characterization and representation of a student’s salient academic abilities: “He writes elegant, succinct analytical papers” or “He manages to ask searching questions every day that stump the class and keep us arguing through lunch.”

2016年11月1日
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