Use this site to find information for information related to Lee Torda's courses. You will find links for course policies, syllabi, and assignments, as well as places for electronic discussion and posting student work for workshopping and display and whatever else seems useful to us. You can also find information on other classes I teach (just not this semester).
Here's to a semester of good writing together.
NOTE: All classes, student meetings, and open hours (office hours) this Fall 20202 will be held virtually.
Links to Open Hour for Students Zoom sessions:
For Monday Open Hours, click here.
For Wednesday Open Hours @ 10:00, click here.
For Wednesday Open Hours @3:00, click here.
For Thursday Open Hours, click here.
Need to make an during a time that is not an office hour? appointment? Let me know you want to meet by adding yourself to my google.doc appointment calendar here: https://goo.gl/3CqLf and I will send you a zoom link for the time you sign up for.
From The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik, an excerpt from his blog post "Christopher Michael-Martinez's Father Gets It Right" . . .
"The war against euphemism and cliché matters not because we can guarantee that eliminating them will help us speak nothing but the truth but, rather, because eliminating them from our language is an act of courage that helps us get just a little closer to the truth. Clear speech takes courage. Every time we tell the truth about a subject that attracts a lot of lies, we advance the sanity of the nation. Plain speech matters because when we speak clearly we are more likely to speak truth than when we retreat into slogan and euphemism; avoiding euphemism takes courage because it almost always points plainly to responsibility. "