Teacher’s Job of Work

In one of those delightful moments, a student who had come by this morning to talk about writing a dissertation (UK = “senior thesis” US). After we had spent the better part of an hour clarifying the point of the exercise, exploring the idea of having a clear rhetorical structure, distinguishing evidence from exposition, banishing padding from the prolegomena, and so on, my advisee emphatically observed, “That was more helpful than I expected it to be!”
Not every day you can assure yourself that you exceeded expectations. +1, me.

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