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About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Access Checklist

Staying in Touch I like to start the semester by creating as many comfortable ways to communicate as possible. We’ve emailed back and forth. I’m learning your names with the help of your photographs. I’ve asked you Preview Survey questions … Continue reading

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My Hypothesis—davidbdale

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E01: My Hypothesis

Step 1. Your topic is too broad. Almost certainly. And because it’s too broad, you won’t be able to write anything surprising, insightful, or new about it. Too many commentators have already made broad general comments about: 1. concussions in … Continue reading

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“Open Strong” Exercise

Essay in need of a Strong Opening Anne Frank, the Jewish girl whose diary and death in a Nazi concentration camp made her a symbol of the Holocaust, was allegedly baptized posthumously Saturday by a member of the Church of … Continue reading

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Evaluate your teacher, please

Please complete the Instructor Evaluation The Writing Arts Department very much appreciates receiving feedback from students about the quality of its instructors and strives for 100% participation. Please do your part to assure that your schoolmates receive quality instruction by … Continue reading

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Professor Evaluations

It’s time for you to grade me. Here are the instructions from the University: Please inform your students that you have requested the evaluation for your class(es) and pass on to them the following instructions to access it: 1. Go … Continue reading

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Rebuttal Workshop

Rebuttal Workshop in Preparation for Rebuttal Essay Deadline “Why Men Aren’t Funny” by Lindy West, New York Times, WED NOV 15, 2017 “Louis C.K. Responds to Accusations: These Stories Are True” New York Times, FRI NOV 10, 2017 First, some … Continue reading

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