Man, is it the second week already.

This semester is going to go by fast especially with the IEP classes (only 8 weeks of classes).

I have no routine yet, just running around trying to keep my head screwed on. I now spend so much time at ULL. I havent spent this much time since I was taking Dr Anderson’s Beowulf course.
My students seem to be nice. Though I know they are trying to weasel out of assignments. Its funny the difference between Community College and University. I havent taught at the University in a year and its striking.

University Students, for the most part, realize this is different than high school. I didnt get that from the CC students. I was also teaching 90 and 92, so maybe that is part of it. Another nice difference is the age of the students. Though I was able to teach a few older students at CC. Most especially the New Iberia classes were in their late teen years. It is refreshing to have students answering questions like adults instead of only repeating what others have said.

360 will be interesting. The book we are using is Everything is an Argument. We “debated” last night the idea of who brings meaning to a TEXT – written, spoken, or visual. Is it the author or the audience? They actually defended their beliefs and understood what I was saying (within reason). Actually nice to allow the class to teach itself.
Ill try to post more later.

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Its going to be a fun semester . . . . hehe

I am going to be teaching a lot this semester, but what’s that I hear? You want to know how last semester went.

Well . . .

The session went well. I didnt push as hard as I should have, but with one student, its hard to punish if the student didnt do the work on time or at all.  A lot of changing the lessons to match the student’s needs.

I am teaching for both the IEP (Intensive English Program) and the English Department at UL. It will be interesting. Here is my schedule:

MWF

8-8:50am – English 101

9am-1pm – IEP (Level 4 and 5) (5 days a week, MTWTF)
1:30 – 3pm English 101 (Only MW)

Tuesday

IEP then

6-9pm English 360

It will be interesting to jump from students who do not know English to students who should know English.

wilbur

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Teaching IEP

I am currently teaching at UL as part of the Intensive English Program. I am actually only teaching one student.

She has a serious problem with articles and tenses but for the most part, she writes better than the students I taught in my Remedial Courses. Go figure.

I will let you know how everything goes.

Wilbur

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We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Please stand by.

And you can reply to anything.
(this may take a little while.)

Well as you can see, everything seems to be back to normal. I had to do a few tricks.

wilbur

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So with teaching out of the way and school finished . . . . I have decided to destroy this website, heheh.

I will be making serious changes in the next few months as time permits to the website.

Things I am working on:

    redesign of Happypoet and Boards (maybe Little Black Book and Full Disclosure)
    update WP and PHPBB (maybe get rid of PHPBB if I can get BBpress to do what I want.)
    fix the integration
    create the community site(I have been talking about)
    Fix Ramke’s Corner

So if things dont work one day, then try again later.

wilbur

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Dont you hate . . .

sending an email and noticing a grammatical error as you hit the send button. Email needs a recall button.

wilbur

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I passed.

I did it. I passed my OD. Now, I only need to take one more “quiz” from Honegger and finish the 20 page paper on Medical Language between OE to ME and I will be finished.

wilbur

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where’s wilbur?

quick note:

I am finishing my MA this semester.
Next Thursday at 2:00pm, I will be taking my oral defense. As you remember, I dropped the thesis part to finish since everything that happened with the Hurricane. This means that I have no idea what they are really going to ask me. It could go anywhere. I am preparing for it as best I can.

HEL is going well. Hard to fail a class that I am interested in.

So next Thursday we will know finally if I have the shit.

wilbur

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unnamed rant – 2-March-2001 – stumbled upon while searching for my MA Comp answers – posted unedited

watch the type word words useless words foreign languages slang code nothing to signify the end holds her breath stop the words and he dies start the end and silence will reign
i want my dancing images to pass the time, dojnt want to see the words play across white screen give me images and sound clips and moving pictures of man raping a woman in a dusty bar, black man beaten by cops, black burning corspe legs curling backwards, flowing faucet blood out of rotten governor head, these are the images to make me forget words because words become useless when a society accepts these when fiction becomes fact no need for special effects truth becomes the greater fiction soon gameshow contestants will kill for money, they already lie, and people call me moraless because I dont believe in a god, can a god allow this would a god allow this, i would hope there is no god than one blind or insane or sadistic enough to allow humans their pleasures, is it ok for a man to fantasize about having sex with girls, should he be lock away, whose authority why not lock up everyone who has thought about killing or maiming or even just slapping another when does it end should it end are we still evolving are have we started regressing we worry about unborn children yet watch are fellow humans starve because food needs to rot in grain silos for farmers to become rich rich who needs riches that has a good name, written on a baptist church which asks for donations every sermon why doesnt god provide for it’s followers

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so it begins . . .

Challengs to Roe vs Wade

Dubai’s take over

White house is on the job.

After a little a hand slap

FEMA – a four letter word

Why am I under the believe that we are witnessing the glory of America fade?

wilbur

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