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Sharon Cameron - The Forgetting - Book Review

<i>BookPage Teen Top Pick, September 2016</i><p>Set in the fictional land of Canaan, <b>The Forgetting</b> follows one young woman’s journey to discover why all her …

"Literary" vs. "popular" fiction again

In "Annals of overgeneralization" (10/8/2013), I criticized a paper by David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, "Reading Literary Fiction Improves …

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest is November 1st, 2016. This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in …

Principles of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking necessitates the ability to check the accuracy of information. The first obstacle to this is our tendency to accept information …

Examining the importance of free expression

Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone gave the newest undergraduate students in the College a sweeping account of the many historical reasons why freedom of …

Higher Education

Teaching The Greeks And Critical Thinking -- Part 12: Can You Be a Good Person if You Don't Believe in an Afterlife?

<b>Teacher:</b> So far, we've been discussing how the Greeks viewed this life given their view of the afterlife, then whether the belief in the afterlife today affects one's view of this life, and now, for our last question, can you be a good person if you <i>don't</i> believe in an afterlife? Take a minute to …

17 Questions A Reader Needs To Ask To Become A Better Writer

Human beings read to escape and to be entertained, but we also read to understand and to learn. Stories are the way we make sense of our world.When …

Can a Smartphone App Help Save a Dying Language?

(This post originally appeared in the online anthropology magazine SAPIENS. Follow @SAPIENS_org on Twitter to discover more of their work.) Joshua …

Why teachers see this election as a high-stakes mine field in the classroom

If Donald Trump were in school, many of his comments would earn him a trip to the principal’s office, according to many educators across the …

How to Write a Short Story with Clarity and Economy

One of the cold, hard truths of short story writing is that you only get one read. Whether your story is part of a collection, or in a magazine someone’s holding, or in the hands of someone who’s considering publishing it, you usually only get one shot per story with any one person. (Right? When …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …