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Introduction to Professional Writing

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Binghamton University course Introduction to Professional Writing, visit robertdanbergintpro.weebly.com. You’ll find sample assignments, a syllabus, and other information about the course. Advertisements

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Heart and Spine

What is the heart of a writing class, and what is its spine? When I think of “heart” as a metaphor, I think of a center, the pivot, a beat. When I think of “spine” as a metaphor, I think of … Continue reading

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Non-stop Writing; Desertification; Refuge

Many, many years ago, I felt hopelessly blocked, unable to write. Not blocked on a project, but thwarted when it came to writing at all. Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones simplified things for me. “All” I had to … Continue reading

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It All Counts

Often, if you write, you struggle with time. Something that helps me is to remember that it all counts. By that I mean, all of the writing you do, whether it’s taking notes, or free writing, or organizing your files, … Continue reading

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Grammar Incognito

Since I use Ponsott and Deen’s The Common Sense in class, I get to use their chapters about sentences, grammar, and puncution . Like the folks say t it’s baked right in. That’s important because in another class I teach, a first … Continue reading

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The Small Axe

There’s a song that’s been going through my head the  last week as a new academic year began: Bob Marley and The Wailers’ Small Axe. They sing “You are the big tree/we are the small axe/ready to cut you down…” As … Continue reading

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