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sarandipidy


Apr 7, 2006, 4:53 PM


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Re: [augustmaria] PhD programs in Creative Writing - Debating Between Two

I echo what you said about UMass vs. Indiana funding, augustmaria. But I'd also add that I think Indiana trains you for composition, whereas UMass seems to just kinda throw you into it after you've made the TA cut (a stressful process as it is!). That's one of the reasons I liked the funding at my program: they train you in pedagogy so you don't go in blind. Unfortunately you need a B+ or better to pass the course and get your TA appointment, but I'd prefer that situation than just being thrown into a freshman comp class with no idea what I'm doing. I haven't actually been in the pedagogy class yet, so I'm not speaking from experience, but it seems like a better idea. For the first year, I am going in "blind" to teach creative writing, but I feel much more comfortable with it than I do for composition. Maybe it's just me, though.


(This post was edited by sarandipidy on Apr 7, 2006, 4:56 PM)


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