For Mentees

Mentoring in the English Department is a separate step from advising. Your advisor makes sure that you are meeting all university and Franklin College requirements, and that you're on track to graduate in a timely fashion. They're the ones to ask about requirements and problems at the university and college level. Your mentor is a department faculty member assigned to you once you have declared as an English major.

Honors Option

If you are a UGA student enrolled in theĀ Honors College, you probably want to know whether you can take one of my upper-division courses for honors credit (aka "do theĀ Honors Option"). The short answer, usually, is yes. For all Honors Option students, I require that you do 10 pages of extra formal writing (or its intellectual equivalent - more on that in a moment) and maintain a high level of performance (equivalent to high B and A work) throughout the course.

For Former Students and Letter-of-Rec Seekers

If you're a former student, do stay in touch! All of us in the department like to know what you've gotten up to after you've left Park Hall. Don't forget that the Park Hall Monitor (available on the department's home page) can help you keep up-to-date with department events and kudos.

If you're coming back to my webspage, though, odds are it's because you're wanting a letter of recommendation from me. So if that's what you need, here's what you should do:

Prospective Students

Rumors fly fast around any department, and if you're enrolled (or thinking about enrolling) in one of my classes, I presume that you've gotten whatever scuttlebutt there might be on me. So let me give you some of my expectations and presuppositions for you to triangulate against that scuttlebutt.