Well, here we are again at the first day of classes (for me) at Wayne State. This year my Language and Culture undergraduate class will be following and reading my blog posts here as part of our in-class discussions, and material from here will also end up on their final take-home exam. So we may see comments and questions here from some newcomers from my undergrad class, who have no prior background in anthropology, linguistics, or both, and any of your comments and questions may show up as discussion fodder in my classroom. Your kindness in the spirit of pedagogy is appreciated – thanks in advance.
It’s also the first week for a lot of new graduate students, both here at Wayne State and across the country, in all sorts of fields. So, in the interest of spreading the word, here’s a great article, ‘The Ten Commandments of Graduate School‘, that deserves a careful read not only by students, but their mentors as well.