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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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Emailing in Academic Context

An assignment that asks students to compose several short versions of an email for different audiences and perform a brief analysis of the differences between the emails.
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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