Archive for June, 2009

What is Close Reading?

I was recently browsing some of the documents on my back-up drive and found this treatise from the early days of Veritas Tutors, when I intrepidly pitched an innovative (in my humble opinion) writing course.  In fact, I’ll even share the syllabus and marketing collateral with you – note the small class size and price per student $325 was a complete steal.  Anyway, without further ado, here are my over-intellectualized musings on the elusive practice commonly referred to as “Close Reading.”

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By Andrew | Friday, June 26th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Free Play

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”

-David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College

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By Andrew | Monday, June 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments »
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