Mohammad Shamsuzzaman

So, ChatGPT can write? Ahem!

The correlation between writing and technology is as old as writing, for writing IS technology.  Technological advances such as papyrus, the printing press, the mechanical pencil, the fountain pen, and  the typewriter have complemented writing.

ChatGPT and Writing: A Deadly Combination!

When it comes to writing, ChatGPT is a BIG nothing

Some Writing Instruction Re-considered

Writing is not an art suddenly discovered. It’s a craft gradually developed. Writing–both creative and critical– is formulaic, the way math is.

2020 in Retrospect: Reinventing the university in a post-pandemic world

Why does the year 2020 still linger around? The Covid-19 pandemic has brought our civilisation to its knees this year. We’re already tired, scared, and hopeless.

Covid-19 pandemic and the paradoxes of universities

We are almost at the tail-end of the year 2020. What a year this has been! We haven’t lived it.

On Vocabulary in Writing

Back in the mid-90s when I was majoring in English literature at a public university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I was a cricket buff. For the Bangladeshis, cricket was a transnational love affair in the 90s.

Covid-19 pandemic and the economics of higher education

Money can’t buy knowledge, but the knowledge industry of the modern world, centred in our universities, runs on money. Universities worldwide are money-strapped now.

Pandemic Pedagogy

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered all of our professional beliefs and behaviours. I used to believe, for example, that teaching is a flesh-and-blood experience and that human interaction is essential to education.

May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

On Grammar in Writing

I always tell my students that I’m not their language nanny. I’m an educator, and I deal with content. Ironically, however, I blue-pencil as many errors–mostly grammatical–as I can while checking their assignments. Mangled grammar turns me off. That’s understandable. Writing initiates a verbal transaction

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019

On (Dis)connection between Reading and Writing

Back in 2005 in California, I was reading Edward Said’s Power, Politics, and Culture. This book is a collection of twenty-eight interviews

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Deconstructing Genre in Writing

Does a piece of writing have a sex? Not really! It perhaps has a gender, which in French is genre. When it comes to distinguishing one

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