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Month: March 2019
Michael Lewis: Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie
In the last year or so, I've been reading and writing about the American meritocracy, and I'm going to be posting some of these pieces here from time to time. But today I want to post a wonderful statement on the subject by Michael Lewis, which I somehow had missed when it first came out. It's … Continue reading Michael Lewis: Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie
Writing Class Week 3
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Writing Class Week 2
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Writing Class Week 1
You can download this PowerPoint here: Week 1 Slides You can download the course syllabus here: Course Syllabus
A Class in Academic Writing for Clarity and Grace
For the last few years before retirement, I taught a class at Stanford for graduate students who wanted to work on their writing. Now I am putting that class online for anyone who is interested in trying it out. The class is called “Academic Writing for Clarity and Grace.” I know, the title sounds like … Continue reading A Class in Academic Writing for Clarity and Grace
Why another blog?
I'm a recently retired professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. I see this blog as an opportunity for me to continue my work as a teacher without the annoyances of having to teach classes, grade papers, and attend faculty meetings. It will allow me to exercise my teacher voice and to explore … Continue reading Why another blog?