Book Club

  • My first graphic syllabus

    Recently, I was introduced to the idea of a graphic syllabus. In her book The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course (available at the OISE library), Linda B. Nilson, suggests that instructors can convey the relationships between course concepts directly through the syllabus. In the winter 2012 semester, I will be teaching […]

  • The Books of August

    As summer winds down and many of us are preparing for the busy fall ahead, we are looking for reading suggestions for these last weeks of August. (Of course, I am in the midst of The Clash of Kings so that should keep me busy until September.) Summer never seems to live up to the […]

  • More Grammar Matters

    As we prepare for tonight’s Grammar Matters launch (Type Books, 883 Queen Street West, 6pm-8pm), our thoughts turn to–well, grammar matters. As Jila Ghomeshi demonstrates in her book, many people take the subjects of grammar and language very seriously. Ghomeshi’s analysis of language far exceeds the effects of a misplaced comma. She looks at the […]

  • Grammar Matters

    “To use the language of rights, our right to comment on how others use language is as important as our right to choose how we speak in the first place.” In certain circles, grammar is a hot topic, or even a hot button issue. Any perceived misuse or abuse of language can be the cause […]