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Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University

Amy Monticello is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University. Her pedagogical writing has been published in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity, and in the anthology Tuscaloosa Runs This (Slash Pine Press). She holds an MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University, and lives in Boston with her husband and three-year-old daughter, who runs it all.

The Advice Column Two Ways–Part Two: First-Year Writing

My FYW classes include lessons on the rhetorical appeals, and Sugar offered me a concrete, easily-digested way of introducing these concepts in class.

The Advice Column Two Ways–Part One: Creative Nonfiction

Writing advice columns with the skills of the essayist allows CNF writers to focus on the shared, often abstract, subjects of disparate experiences.

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Reflection on Professionalism & Participation

A handout distributed in class that asks students to reflect on their actions as a developing professional and their participation in class. Participation is...
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Engaging the Unruly Class

An unruly class can leave us feeling flustered, frustrated, and downright helpless. Try these strategies to help refocus your students' attention.
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Grammar Lesson Presentation

A grammar presentation assignment for small groups on an assigned topic. Each group is required to provide an explanation, examples, and a way for the class to practice the lesson. This assignment also includes a reflective component.