So this semester I’m taking a four-week WAC workshop. The leader of the workshop, my good friend and colleague (and the drummer in my band) Tom Moriarty, is making us do all sorts of things, like schedule a visit to the Writing Center. But the centerpiece of the workshop is making us write the kind of article that you’d submit to the Chronicle or Inside Higher Ed. It’s a lot harder than it sounds! And it’s also giving me an interesting look at what it must be like to be a student asked to write in an unfamiliar genre.