Sandie Friedman is an assistant professor in the University Writing Program at George Washington University. Since coming to GW in 2005, she has enjoyed teaching seminars with a variety of topics, ranging from film to writing studies, but her current course is her favorite: The New Vanguard: Women Writing Radical Fiction. Her work on teaching has appeared in Composition Forum, Enculturation, Inside Higher Ed, WPA: Writing Program Administration, and Writing on the Edge, among others. Recently, she published an article in the Journal of Literacy Innovation on labor-based grading as an antiracist practice. Her essays and fiction have appeared in publications including Ethel, The Nonconformist, The Nervous Breakdown, New Flash Fiction Review, and The Rumpus.
George Washington University
As a college librarian, Patricia Knapp worked with many students who were new to academic research and writing. She observed that beginning students often “have a basic misconception of the function” of research: “they look for and expect to find ‘the answer to the question’ instead of evidence to be examined” (as quoted in Kuhlthau, 10). Don’t worry if you’ve...
Published on Jun 27th 2018
How many times have you had to slog through the process of writing a paper? An assignment is due next week, or tomorrow, but you struggle to put words on the page. Maybe when you have the freedom to choose your topic, you connect, but when a topic is assigned to you, you’re at a loss. It’s hard to complete...
Published on Apr 06th 2023