Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC) is for instructors of English in two-year colleges as well as for teachers of first- and second-year composition in four-year institutions. TETYC publishes theoretical and practical articles on composition, developmental studies, technical and business communication, literature, creative expression, language, and the profession. Published September, December, March, and May.
Editor: Jeff Sommers
West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania
September 2008 Teaching English in the Two-Year College
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Obviously, Tom's tattoo with the cross, the shamrock, and the scroll to his grandmother was not a standard issue. He had thought about each element of his tattoo and how it related to the story that he wanted to tell about himself. That same care in connecting parts of his personality and life with a tattoo could also be applied to characters in fiction.
The following semester I . . . came up with an assignment that blended a world many of them knew and cared about--tattoos--with a world that many of them entered as a job--literature. Jan Geyer, "Literature Ink" (September 2008, p. 41)