Category: FYI

Robert Pinsky’s MOOC, “The Art of Poetry,” launches next month

Robert Pinsky’s “The Art of Poetry” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course, if you’re not hip to the lingo) launches this September!  With sweet chapters such as “Teasing, Flirting & Courting” (on sonnets), it’s bound to be fantastic.  The course runs for eight weeks and is run by edX in partnership with Boston University.  Join over […]

UPDATE: Some Useful Thesis Related Information

Supplement to the Graduate School’s Guide for the Thesis Writer: Formatting the Thesis: The Graduate School has provided a detailed and specific guide to assist you in formatting your thesis. Go pick one up at room 112 and study it. You will need to meet with Martha Khan to have your formatting checked and corrected. […]

Teaching Advice from a Former Teaching Fellow

Teaching your own undergraduate course at BU is a great learning experience. You make your own syllabus i.e. make students read whatever you want, whatever you think is good literature and worth learning from. Hearing their thoughts on the assigned reading is also rewarding. But first you have to make sure that they are actually doing the […]