Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

Diana, I am IMPRESSED!!! And I sincerely hope that he writes a really good paper, after all that!!! But I wonder how much sleep he will get between then and Monday!!! And whether he will have time to make SURE he doesn’t have gobs of errors!

Keep working with the students; they may eventually realize that they need to start earlier!

Love you!

12/06/13 @ 19:11
Comment from: diana [Member]

Thanks, Aunt Bann!

As I went through it, I asked him how he brainstorms for ideas. He said he reads and rereads the piece until something comes to him. I simply pointed out that I cannot get into something until I start writing my thoughts and questions down. Hint hint. (But we all think differently. It may work for him or not.)

I had another student that day what read to me what he called his “rant” about his subject, wherein her sought a thesis of some sort. I listened to it, responded to this ideas, then interjected, “Incidentally, writers don’t call it ‘ranting.’ We call it ‘brainstorming.’”

He smiled really big and said, “Yes MA’AM!”


12/06/13 @ 19:17
Comment from: diana [Member]

I’m working on turning that young man into an English major. Among others. But he would totally rock.


12/06/13 @ 19:18
Comment from: Kalli [Visitor]  

Shout outs warm my heart (and ego), but I doubt any student, let alone a cadet, is excited about writing a 2500 PAGE paper &#59;)

12/06/13 @ 22:56
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]


Don’t you just love seeing the light go on?

I have the same quirk as you - if I don’t write down an idea, it evaporates. Now if I can just find all the stuff I’ve written down over the years…

The only person I can think of who might be excited about writing a 2500 page paper is George R. R. Martin.


12/07/13 @ 11:53
Comment from: diana [Member]


12/07/13 @ 12:10

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