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April 26, 2006

Oral hygiene

Formal Oral Presentations -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)


Thanks for all the help and the comments as I try to clean up the mess I've made of this paper. Iíve had a difficult time with this paper, which is new to me because there was a different feel to my struggle this time. But as I said, I think Iím working out the wrinkles.

Your comments are helpful and if you think I can return the favor, let me know. Special kudos to Jennifer D. and Chris U. The former for agreeing with me when we spoke about my first draft weaknesses (since I think that conversation made me read Roberts again and finally the lights went on in the house), and the latter for going a step further in class with the similarities between Joy/Hulga and Manley Pointer. Chris, I think I can use that and itíll be all your fault.

When this class is finished, I'm not going to miss the late nights, the stress, the constant deadlines and time away from my kiddos, but I probably will be nostalgic enough to miss the class discussions. They've been the most fruitful I've ever experienced in a literature class. It seems the books have had a little something for everyone and our class has consisted of people who haven't been shy about speaking their minds.

Thanks again.


Posted by MattHampton at April 26, 2006 10:46 AM


You're doing great work, Matt, and you're already reaping the benefits.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at April 26, 2006 11:24 AM

Matt, I enjoyed talking with you about your paper as it helped me realize I was not the only one struggling. That alone did amazing things for my stress level. I, too, appreciate the class discussions and will miss them, but I am greatly looking forward to the break.

Posted by: jennifer Difulvio at May 3, 2006 10:38 AM

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