Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spell Check Isn’t Always Your Friend

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a college history professor.  Consequently, I require my students to write research papers, book reviews, historiographical essays, etc.  I welcome the opportunity to review their rough drafts, and sometimes I … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

Black Thursday:  As an historian, I know most people associate that day with the beginning of the Wall Street Crash in 1929 (October 24, 1929).  As someone who has loosely followed daytime dramas/soaps over the years, yesterday (Thursday, April 14, 2011) is also … Continue reading

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Revisionist History: Encore Performance

One of the joys of teaching is to see what my students are learning.  Unfortunately, sometimes it feels like they are attending a different class from the one I am teaching.  In any case, their answers on exams are occasionally … Continue reading

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