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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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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

Public Art Profile

This assignment asks students to familiarize themselves with public art and their city by finding one piece to describe, research and analyze. It encourages students to reveal the connections between artists, locations, and communities.
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Exploring the Output of Writers

A great piece of advice for any writer is to read as much as possible. If one wants to write novels, reading great novels...