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When you belong to a dominant segment of culture, it can be hard to recognize the biases which exist against those in the minority. Sometimes a movement or "waves" as they are called in women's studies is required to bring enlightenment to the masses. Still, the most obvious biases escape from our view, hiding out right under our noses, until the day we wake up, possibly ashamed, wondering... read more

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Right now, I'm taking a graduate pedagogy course in English rhetoric and composition. Our major project of the semester is to create our own four week syllabus for any type of college level writing course, using rhetoric and composition theory to back up our methods of teaching. At first, I was wary of admitting to the title of "Freirist" as my teacher so dubbed me, but I'm growing to... read more

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I'm sure that by now, those who have viewed my profile are wondering what a woman getting her grad degree in English is doing tutoring high school and elementary math. From an early age, my parents taught me the importance of study skills. While this is all well and good, as I got older I realized that from the teaching perspective, having this knowledge is only truly useful if I can explain to... read more