December 2011

Another Fine Homemade Parachute Page, Crafted With Love

The Evidence

Way back in the day, as a young undergrad in the English dept, there was a common misconception that essays were really just opinions, and you couldn’t be graded on your opinion, now could you? Until one professor came out and reminded us that not all opinions are created equal: those backed up by some actual evidence, of course, are going to carry more weight than those that riff off “I like this poem because it reminds me of my dog…”