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I Have Homework?

Next week I will be taking my first post education class in order to keep my teaching license. I choose to take this class because it is about writing, which is something I feel is my weakest area of teaching. It is a workshop style class and it meets for just two days. I figured it would be pretty easy.

After I signed up for the class I got the materials for the class. It was just three pieces of paper with some more information about the class and on assignment. I needed to take copies of student writing with me to class. So, being the non-procrastinator that I am, I copied student essays right after school was out. So, I thought I was all set.

Then came the e-mail yesterday. Attached to it was a 10 page article and the e-mail said I had write a paper. What? I didn't think I would have to do homework. And I have to write for a class about writing! That makes me feel a bit of pressure. What if my own writing is not good enough? Should I be teaching other people to write if I can't write myself?

But then I read it again. The paper is just a response paper to the article and it only needs to be 400 words. I think I can handle it. Now maybe I know what some of my students feel like sometimes.


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