DEMYSTIFYING ASSUMPTIONS: Wit, Wisdom, and Teaching Freshmen Composition is the product of Ms. Hodges’ forty years as a writing teacher and is designed to help teachers help students want to write–or at least be willing to. The humorous classroom antidotes demonstrate positive points about how to teach this generation of college students.
It should be read by every beginning teacher, and every experience teacher who is looking for a fresh approach to teaching writing to the current generation. There is no other book on the market like it.
Mary Frances Hodges has both a Bachelor’s in both English and History, and Master ’s degree in Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has been a classroom teacher for over forty years. She has spoken at national conferences and seminars on the Teaching of Writing.. After twenty years of teaching in the Department of Rhetoric Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock , she retired. Currently she is teaching at colleges in the Central Arkansas area. She is the author of numerous published articles, plus has several entries in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.. She is also the author of two books that deal with Arkansas History. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.