Graduate School Meditations

Writing the Future: TA Reflections

Another quarter and another new TA dynamic.  This summer I worked with Porter College students in a class on SF.  We read Shelley, Wells, Miller, Delaney, Delillo, and a few short stories.  More new territory for me, in some ways.  This class had students in many places in their educational experience from graduating seniors to… Continue reading Writing the Future: TA Reflections

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