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First Impressions: Traffic

Two days now in Dhaka, and feeling intense sensory overload. We have spent a great deal of time traveling small distances in intense traffic.  Not a whole lot of cars, but lots of rickshaws, bicycle and motorized three-wheeler, trucks, buses, vans, scooters, pedestrians. Almost all of the vehicles are painted in bright colors with flowers, …

Bangladesh/Bengal: Contested Identities

Bangladesh/Bengal: Contested Identities Seminar Leaders: Jack Gambino and Mohsin Hashim Seminar Description Bangladesh (“Land of Bengalis”) is a new nation in an old land.  From the moment of its independence in 1971, Bangladesh has been beset by heated debates about its identity.  Located in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta (the world’s largest delta), Bangladesh shares a …

The Case against Grades

I remember the first time that a grading rubric was attached to a piece of my writing. . . . Suddenly all the joy was taken away. I was writing for a grade—I was no longer exploring for me. I want to get that back. Will I ever get that back? — Claire, a student (in Olson, 2006), cited …

Source Reviews

A source review is a brief analysis of an article. A good review should very briefly summarize the main arguments in the source, provide some minor analysis of those arguments, and show how the source advances the ideas you will be considering in your final paper for the project. In your review you should provide …

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