Graduate School Meditations

Classical Mythology: TA Reflections

An exciting and last minute switch at the start of the Spring 2018 quarter landed me in new territory in many ways.  I joined seven other Teaching Assistants (TAs) as a graduate facilitator for two sections of a 400 person mega-lecture on Classical Mythology.  We covered texts by Apollodorus, Ovid, Hesiod, Sophocles, Euripedes, and Plato.… Continue reading Classical Mythology: TA Reflections

Graduate School Meditations

Technologies of Taste: TA Reflections

My first experience as an instructional assistant at UCSC begins!  In my previous roles, I began as a tutor, then a grader, and after completing required preparatory courses, of course, I taught sections of my own literature and academic rhetoric and writing courses.  After being solely responsible for the management of a course, I am… Continue reading Technologies of Taste: TA Reflections