Cassandra Nelson

Cassandra Nelson

Skills

Skills

Proofreading and Editing

I have experience proofreading and editing work for grammar, spelling, syntax, style, organization, and clarity.

Creating a Syllabus

I can create a syllabus for a basic writing course following departmental guidelines.

Organization

Time Management

I am able to divide class time between a variety of activities and plan in-class exams, exercises, and workshops to fit within a given timespan. I am also able to manage my own personal time so that I accomplish as much as I can in the average work day and complete my assignments in a timely fashion.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

GTA

University of Alabama English Department

I taught two sections of Freshman Composition I in the Fall and will teach two sections of Freshman Composition II in the Spring. I was listed as the head instructor for the course and was in charge leading class instruction and discussion as well as creating a syllabus and assignments according to the first-year writing program's policies.

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - Present

Master of Arts

University of Alabama
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

University of Alabama

Academic Honors

English Department Graduate Assistantship

Aug 2013 - May 2013

Graduate Council Fellowship

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Outstanding Graduating Senior

May 2012

Pi Delta Phi

Apr 2012 - Present

Phi Betta Kappa

Apr 2011 - Present

Sigma Tau Delta

Apr 2010 - Present

Presidential National Merit Scholarship

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Publications

Hillwood: Life in a Sawmill Camp

This article provides a look at what daily life would have been like for the workers and their families in this Alabama sawmill camp that operated during the Great Depression. It is a departmental piece for the Alabama Heritage Magazine, a quarterly history magazine affiliated with the University of Alabama system and the Alabama Department of History and Archives.

“The Mechanical Turk” and Automata of the 18th Century

This article provides a brief history of the 18th-century chess-playing automatan and discusses its popularity both then and now. It was written for The 18th-Century Common, an academic website dedicated to the long 18th century. The site, which is funded in part by an NEH grant, is co-edited by Jessica Richard, associate professor of English and Wake Forest University, and Andrew Burkett, assistant professor of English at Union College.

English Pleasure Gardens

This article discusses the role of pleasure gardens in 18th-century England. It was also written for The 18th-Century Common.