Finals just finished, grades are in, and break begins at the end of the week. It’s time to look back at the semester and reminisce.
I always enjoy teaching writing, and I had another semester full of fond memories with my most recent class. Interestingly, my writing classes usually have plenty of lively discussion. It’s a subject that a lot of students really care about, but it’s also a medium that allows them to express their ideas more completely. In a second language, it’s often more difficult to keep up with the pace of a conversation, but writing provides more time to gather and construct your ideas (of course, this is true for many native speakers too, myself included).
So without further ado, here are some memorable things my students have said or written this semester and why they’re significant.