Why Do All My Professors Want Something Different?
Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 12, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Internationally recognized sculptor Coral Penelope Lambert of Alfred University will demonstrate her art, the age-old sculpting and manufacturing technique using molten iron. Free; including parking. 312-2111.
Location: Lot R13, off Iroquois Trail between Oneida Hall and The Village
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Buffalo State
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Saturday, Oct 10, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Geneseo
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 16, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Alumni & Friends Event with President Stanley
Save the date. http://alumni.oswego.edu/events
Location: New York, NY, USA
Saturday, Oct 10, 12:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Faculty sometimes express dismay about what they take to be students' dismissals of their expectations about writing: once I figured out what she wanted, students sometimes say, it was easy... But there's some truth to that: the writing done in different disciplines really does vary considerably in objective, structure, style, evidence, and degree of formality. Different readers even understand what counts as "error" differently.
We recommend asking your professors for models of good scholarly writing, taking a look at scholarship in the field, even when your professor doesn't require it, and - as a simple way to begin to understand the sort of relativity of disciplinary discourse - consulting the Writing in the Disciplines section of Rules for Writers, the college's required writing handbook. We also highly recommend the really excellent disciplinary writing guides available at the Harvard Expos site, which offer a much fuller representation of different styles than Rules for Writers, as well as the archive of Dean's Writing Award papers in your discipline.
But of course ultimately, the best resource for a sense of the expectations of your professor is him or her: if you're at all unsure about this, always ask.