Learn to Speak the Local Language

In addition to the literary vocabulary you’ll develop over the year, there are a few words and phrases you need to know if you want to communicate well here: Student, Studenting (v., part.): to student is to perform the behaviors that result in learning; these are the characteristics of effective…

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The Big Three Strategies to Master Any Assignment

Please keep in mind that what I’m presenting here is a set of strategies, not restrictive expectations for how you go about your reading and writing. That being said, I wouldn’t be spending time on them if experience didn’t tell me that these strategies will be an enormous benefit to…

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Everything You Need to Know to Own Mr. McAteer’s Class

The students who have preceded you have reported that entering our classroom is like entering a strange world where everything you thought you knew is put to question. They say that the first sign of strangeness is the bathroom rule, the one where you’re not allowed to ask permission; you…

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