Blogs vs. Term Papers: What I Think About Educational Blogging

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Yesterday, I blogged on the subject: “Blogs vs. Term Papers: What Do You Think?” I was responding to an article in the New York Times that featured a writing professor at Duke who thinks it’s time to retire term papers and to have students blog instead. Today, I will offer a few of my thoughts [Read More...]

Blogs vs. Term Papers: What Do You Think?

Here's how I used to do it. My first typewriter was a Hermes Rocket, like the one pictured above.

I’ve spent a fair amount of my life writing term papers and blog posts. I was a full-time college and grad student for eight years, and then spent nine years (on and off) writing my dissertation (a whopper of a term paper). I estimate that I’ve spend something like 5,000 hours writing papers and 3,000 [Read More...]


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