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Sonya Huber has written five books, including three works of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and the new essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Thoughts from A Nervous System. Her other books include The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Fourth Genre, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Post Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Salon.com, and elsewhere. She received the 2012 Creative Nonfiction Award from Terrain, and her essays were named notable in Best American Essays 2014, 2015 and 2017. She teaches in the Department of English at Fairfield University and directs the Fairfield Low-Residency MFA Program.

Handout: Ethics Self-Quiz

Discussing ethics in Creative Nonfiction can feel like a static list of do's and don'ts but I start my unit by giving them this Ethics Self-Quiz

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Advice: Revamping Office Hours

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Handout: MLA & the Annotated Bibliography

A 2-page handout focusing on MLA citations and formatting for an annotated bibliography.
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Five Revision Activities

Five revision activities you can use either inside or outside the classroom to show the importance and effects of revision.