Friday 12 June 2009

Aspects of writing-related working lives: attending a module board at the university where I teach (Salford)

It is a strange process. We sit around a large table and ponder the marks our students achieved. We concentrate mainly on the fails and the oddities, but then we discuss the overall outcome of the marks and what we are pleased about and what we are less pleased about and how we might effect change.
I was very pleased with my students. They attended well. They were either there or let me know why they weren’t. They were engaged. All of them worked hard and all of them learnt a lot. They all eventually came up with a plot that worked. Most of them managed to condense this into an industry standard synopsis. Most of them already wrote an extract form a novel which was almost publishable.
How can I not be pleased?

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