Themes for English B: A Professorís Education In and Out of Class


reviewed by Jennifer Tronti - January 30, 2008

coverTitle: Themes for English B: A Professorís Education In and Out of Class
Author(s): J. D. Scrimgeour
Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens
ISBN: 0820328472, Pages: 144, Year: 2006
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Like J. D. Scrimgeour, author of Themes for English B: A Professor’s Education In and Out of Class, I remember that my early experience as an instructor required a gradual “acclimation” (p. 7) to an atmosphere, not exactly foreign, but not fully native to my constitution. In an urban community college, my first writing course consisted of: one student with Tourette Syndrome, whose intermittent outbursts and discussions of his fictional work-in-progress punctuated the class period, one couple, recently divorced, who inexplicably sat next to each other during every class session, two deaf students (and their interpreter) whose academic well-being was far beyond my meager skills at that time, one outspoken former prostitute determined to write an account of her life and profession, several students who were part of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program who frequently wrote about their “past” lives (both legal and illegal) in their essay prompts, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 30, 2008
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