I like to think I’m pretty open-minded, and that I can embrace new ideas. But there is still something to be said for tradition. But after many attempts to preserve tradition, after many attempts to modify into something new but hold onto the spirit of the old, it’s time to do something radical.
I am launching my own, personal nouveau movement. I started by approaching my teaching materials. The old way hadn’t worked. Syllabi and handouts went untouched by students, so I’m attempting an infographic approach. I have no idea if it will work, but nothing else has, so there’s nothing to lose.
I’m thinking I need to take a similar approach with my queries, both in what they say and who I send them to. I have to consider this a bit, and I need to go back to research. Query Shark, here I come. Again. For the fourth or fifth time. I’ve lost count.