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    I have the privilege of participating in an annual review at my university. It’s stressful, of course, but incredibly rewarding. I get to compile a list of all of the “professional” stuff I do each year, and it’s really just a supportive conversation about goals and personal growth.  There’s that voice nagging at me, though. I don’t know about you, but I get hit […]

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    July 7, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

      I finished a new essay the other night. Writing it was more of a struggle than usual, and I felt myself reaching to find the descriptions that usually come easy to me. The musicality of the sentences wasn’t there. The whole thing felt like a mess, really, and a poor reflection of what I know I can do. Needless to say, this bummed me […]

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    May 22, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

    I was hoping you could give me some writing advice. For a long while I’ve been having a hard time getting into my writing. I know writer’s block can happen once in a while, but this is getting to be an every day issue for me. It’s starting to worry me. Any ideas as to what I can do to prevent this and motivate myself […]

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    March 3, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

    Full Sail University provides faculty with the unique opportunity to present courses on whatever we want. Yes, it’s more complicated than that, but when you get down to it, if you love something enough, you can teach it, and they let us. If you know me you know I need an environment like this in my life forever. Taking advantage of this, in February […]

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    January 5, 2014
    by Nicole Oquendo

    A couple of months ago I had the privilege of being interviewed by a student I’ve never taught for a class project. We spent a long Sunday afternoon on campus getting to know one another, filling the empty space with excited chattering that got progressively louder as the hours passed. Eventually, we got to the interview questions, which were brilliant. I’m including some short […]

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