Happy New Year to all –
I am finally over this wretched cold, and sort of ready to go back to work tomorrow.
I had a brilliant time over the past few days grading final essays written by my advanced Spanish students, and, as usual, I have been dismayed by the incredible academic gaps that exist between students. Students with educated parents can write a cohesive and logical argument; students without such parents usually produce confusing and disorganized sentences that spin around disconnected ideas.
It took me years to learn how to write; and I am still trying.
Even with tons of my own work to prepare my students for such a writing assignment, the results show clearly the haves and have-nots.