Month: February 2018


12 Keys to Writing a Great Exam Composition


Of course you want the highest mark possible on your exam composition. I’ve been marking the BC English 12 provincial exam for many years—more than 20, I think.  I just finished marking the composition for this year's exam and I decided to write about it while my thoughts are still...

Truth is a Fad


On a recent trip to downtown Vancouver, my wife and I popped into Christ Church Cathedral on the corner of Georgia and Burrard.  I find it hard to resist a cathedral and always try the doors to see if I can get a look inside.  The door was unlocked and a pleasant...

Are students prepared for university?


Education has changed.  I'm teaching differently.  Student's are learning differently. How well do the new approaches to learning and teaching prepare students for university? Back in the Day When I first started teaching Literature 12 there were provincial exams.  These were content focussed.  One of the purposes of the exam...