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At 3:51pm on December 5, 2009, Richard Paez said…
Thanks again, Shine. I just recently started working on poetry again after a long hiatus -- most of my recent work has been in creative non-fiction, technical and business writing, game design, and political commentary. (Most of it was lost in a computer failure, of course. FML.)

As far as the MA in Rhetoric and Composition, it varies a little based on where you attend, but the bulk of it focuses on teaching writing on the college level, and the bulk of that focuses on teaching English 1 and 2 (so-called "First Year English"). I was much more interested in rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and the use of rhetoric as a critical theory, but very, very few professors anywhere focus on that kind of work (within rhet/comp, at least). I can give you more detail if your interested and I'd be happy to share my experiences with you, but the short version is that unless you are 100% sure that you want to teach college English, get a PhD, and spend about 1/3 of your time publishing and the other 1/3 doing administrative work, I wouldn't advise it. If you're interested in writing while teaching on the side, you may look into an MFA program, but I definitely have a few things to tell you about that if you're considering it...

If you let me know what your interests are (academically and future-professionally) I can share my thoughts (I'll also let you know what I think my biases are, so you'll know how to weigh my opinions -- remember that anyone in the academy is especially biased when it comes to recommending courses of study, evaluating institutions, and giving professional advice -- the pie is small, so everyone is fighting for their slice).

Feel free to email me (richardpaez at gmail dot com) if you'd like to discuss any of this in more detail. I'd love to know more about your work and scholarship. :)
At 2:45am on November 10, 2009, Izzy said…
Fo'shiggidy my weeble!
At 8:02am on November 9, 2009, Desirai said…
T_T thank you for the gift!!!! *hugs tight*

ps: pugs rock :)
At 11:29pm on November 8, 2009, Desirai said…
nope.. I believe my kitties are gone.. :( thx for asking *hug*
At 3:17pm on November 8, 2009, Izzy said…
I actually had to look it up to see what you were talking about. Is it fun/informative?
At 11:44am on November 7, 2009, Izzy said…
Temple isn't very far from where I went to high school (and where my parents still live)! My mom actually went to UMHB and she has some of the funniest stories.
At 3:50am on November 07, 2009, Tye R Bell gave Shine a gift
youre pretty
At 6:05pm on November 1, 2009, Reggie said…
Sweet! Look me up and buddy me on NaNoWriMo. My authopr name is "reggiekrh".
At 5:41pm on November 1, 2009, Reggie said…
All good? :)
At 3:36pm on November 1, 2009, Dave G said…
Click on 'edit blog post' and check your privacy settings. I bet that's what happened.
At 9:15am on October 22, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel gave Shine a gift
At 9:14am on October 22, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Yeah... I know! LOL! I couldn't believe it either! It's sooo rediculous! That's why I posted it... lol
At 11:32pm on October 16, 2009, a7 said…

sorry i did not respond to your post on my page, just saw it. Now that i have , could you tell me what its about, am lost .




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