Teaching

“Passion…Passion…Passion! Dr. Fajardo is probably the most passionate professor I had this semester. He delivers the material in an enthusiastic way which helps to cement the information and draws the students in to share his passion for writing. Outstanding professor in all areas!” (Course evaluation comment, College Composition I, Fall 2017)

As a teacher, I strive to cultivate a classroom where every student is heard, where unconventional materials come to life, and where intellectual challenges can be grappled with and overcome. For the last ten years, I have taught a variety of composition and literature courses, including fiction, elementary composition, basic writing, introduction to college composition, English grammar, professional writing, argumentative writing.

Courses Taught

Georgia Gwinnett College

Globalizing Modernisms: Designed and taught 4000-level special topics course for majors on global modernist studies. (2018)

American Literature II: Designed and taught 2000-level survey course for non-majors on American literature from Reconstruction to present on the theme of “America from the margins.” (2016, 2018)

College Composition II: Designed and taught first-year composition course emphasizing analytical, argumentative, and researched writing on the theme of digital technology. (2015-present)

College Composition I: Designed and taught first-year composition course emphasizing the genres and fundamental rhetorical moves of college writing on the theme of heroism.  (2015-present)

Support for College Composition: Designed and taught support class for College Composition I emphasizing time management, goal setting, the writing process, grammar, and citation style.(2015-present)

Indiana University

Introduction to Fiction: Designed curriculum and taught two sections of an introductory course on the theme of escape and fiction. 2013.

Argumentative Writing: Designed and taught two courses in rhetoric and advanced argumentation. Students analyzed and composed arguments across written, visual, and oral mediums. 2010, 2011.

Professional Writing Skills: Taught a rhetoric-based approach to technical and business writing. 2010.

Introduction to the Study of Literature: Taught a discussion section in conjunction with Prof. Dana Anderson and two other section leaders. Wrote and delivered an interactive lecture on class and literature. 2009.

Introduction to College Composition: Groups Program, Indiana University. Introduced first generation college students to the conventions of college writing in an intensive, six-week summer program. Taught in collaboration with two other instructors and one tutor. 2009, 2010.

English Grammar Review: Taught course covering English grammar, emphasizing the rhetorical effects of grammatical choices. 2009.

Basic Writing: Developed syllabus and taught the basics of college writing in a genre-based composition course. 2008-09.

Elementary Composition: Developed curriculum and taught introductory courses in analytical college writing. 2011-13, 2007-08.