Emory Secrets and a Little about Writing

by admin on April 27, 2013

Emory Secrets is a facebook page that allows students to post ideas, confessions, or pleas for advice anonymously. It was launched by a group of (still anonymous) students in December 2012. I was a regular on that page, posting as a “professor.” Soon students on the Emory campus began calling that mysterious professor (i.e. me) the “Emory Secrets Professor.” Upon my departure from Emory, I decided to reveal my identity. Students organized a meeting, and about 50 students attended. While some of my closest students suspected I was that secret professor, most had no idea until the very last minute. In my talk, I tried to give general advice about having a good college and post-college experience, and about skills one would want to pick up along the way. And yeah, you guessed it, writing topped my list. I talk about writing in pt. 2 of the video, but if you are still in college or just graduated, I encourage you to watch it all. And please share.

You may read a (not-very-well-written) report in the Emory Wheel here.

Then watch the videos and share them on your facebook/twitter:
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5