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Defunct Adjunct

Hello, my name is Ryan and I’m a defunct adjunct. I’ve brought it all upon myself. In addition to being an adjunct at NMC, I have a full-time gig at a local Internet hosting company in Traverse City where I host daily webinars teaching people how to create their own websites. I also have a loving… Continue Reading Defunct Adjunct

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The Joy of Public Speaking

There’s been a commercial on TV recently about glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking. It’s an advertisement for a new Google tablet, which does seem pretty cool, but the message about overcoming speech anxiety is even cooler. Watch it now: Google Nexus 7 Fearless. I was hired as an adjunct to teach entry-level English composition… Continue Reading The Joy of Public Speaking

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An Argument Against Averaging Student Grades & Using the Killer Zero

Averaging student grades is an inaccurate way of measuring what they’ve achieved in class. At the end of the semester, do you add up all the points a student has earned throughout the term and then divide that number by the total amount of points possible to determine the student’s overall score? If you do,… Continue Reading An Argument Against Averaging Student Grades & Using the Killer Zero

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