However...it does have its rewards. Recently, I assigned them the task of writing an autobiographical short story. This was basically a "freebee" assignment to give them a chance to bring their grades up by doing a task that is seemingly impossible to screw up. Anyways, a lot of what they turned in is really quite good.
While grading them, I had an idea. An anthology of some of the better ones might make for a very interesting book. What do you guys think? Is there a market for autobiographical short stories written by Chinese students? If so, who would the audience be? And furthermore, how would I go about finding a publisher?