Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 8 of 10

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Brief excerpt from interview: My goal is to teach English... I'd like to be teaching English one day. I myself had a really hard time with English when I was growing up. Thus, I don't even know how I became an English major. It's kinda hard being in the military. You don't really know what your life is going to be like in a year. So it's hard to make goals when you're [unsure where you'll be moved next]. Even though I want to be a teacher, my ultimate dream goal if I could attain anything in life would be write children's books. In high school, I wrote one about a girl who was afraid of sharks... My grandma says [sharks are] my ʻaumakua, but I am not testing that theory out. Because I had such a hard time in English, I wanna write books for children that would make learning fun... Eventually I'd like to teach, but I'd also like to write books. I'm not gonna be a scholarly writer... but maybe I can write a children's book and teach them about caring for the stream.
This item includes a segment of a student interview in a Writing Intensive course in Upper Divison English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'As you anticipate life after graduation, what are your goals and aspirations? Do you see writing figuring into them?'
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Ting-Beach, Tammy. 'Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 8 of 10.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
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