Julie Cunningham

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Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

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Students With Highest Loan Debt Are The Least Likely to Earn a Degree

Debt levels vary greatly by race and socioeconomic status.<p>The rising cost of attending college has had a serious impact on the finances of most …

You Can Now Go To College For Free In Germany, No Matter Where You're From

Well, you might be thinking, isn't that just <i>wunderbar</i> for the damn Germans, with their excellent supermarket commercials and their spectacular beach nudity and their pragmatically dressed Chancellor. Now with their free college they're just showing off. Well, here's the kicker: Germany didn't just …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Americans who say “college isn’t for everyone” never mean their own kids

My brother, a businessman who went to Brown and MIT, and I have a running dinnertime argument. It goes something like this:<p><b>He says:</b><p>The traditional four-year college system in the United States is broken beyond repair. The US should shift toward the German model, in which more high school students …

College & University

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

US News College Rankings Are Out, So Are the Critics

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College Enrollment Drops Overall, But Spikes Among Latinos

Here's the latest dispatch from our country's changing classrooms: Overall, there were half a million fewer students nationwide enrolled in colleges between 2011 and 2012, but the number of Latinos enrolled in college over the same period <i>jumped</i> by 447,000. The numbers come from a recent U.S. Census …

Not enough to graduate college: Now there's an exit exam

BOSTON -- Seniors returning to classes at dozens of U.S. colleges and universities have one more hurdle to prepare for this school year: a new standardized test for graduating students intended to give prospective employers a measure of their abilities.<p>Called Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus …

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Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

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Students get financial aid at highest rate since WWII

More college students are receiving more financial aid, including loans and grants, and most of the increase is coming from federal sources, new data show.<p>More college students are receiving loans, grants and other financial aid than at any time since the debut of the GI bill after World War II, …

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

Texas Author John Graves Dies At 92; Wrote 'Goodbye To A River'

KERA's <i>Art and Seek</i> visits author John Graves at his Hill Country home, a place called Hard Scrabble.<p>Author John Graves, whose books became icons of rural life in Texas, has died at 92, according to multiple reports. His 1960 memoir <i>Goodbye to a River</i>, which recounted his tracing of a doomed waterway …

Class system? When it comes to school aid, rich have the edge

College students have a better chance of getting financial aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.<p>There is growing evidence that colleges may be offering more scholarship money to wealthy students and less to those truly in need, …

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

'No Regrets': A Murder Mystery, Tangled In Life's Troubles

South Florida has been irresistible for crime writers, among them Carl Hiaasen, Edna Buchanan and Harry Crews. Now John Dufresne, most famously the author of the novel <i>Louisiana Power and Light</i>, has joined that list with his first mystery novel.<p><i>No Regrets, Coyote</i> is Dufresne's eighth novel, and it …

Reclusive, Curmudgeonly Writer Still Nicer Than Salinger In 'Sons'

When someone uses the term "instant classic," I typically want to grab him and ask, "So this is, what, like the new Great Expectations? You sure about that?" But David Gilbert's novel & Sons, seductive and ripe with both comedy and heartbreak, made me reconsider my stance on such a label. <i>& Sons</i> …

Why I Support My Son's Decision To Put College On Hold ... To Surf

<i>In our LV Moms’ Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money and parenthood. These views are theirs, not ours, but we look forward to opening the floor for discussion.</i><p><i>In the past we’ve featured writers with ideas on everything from how to earn cash while</i> …

14 Things High Schoolers Should Know Before They Go To College

They're unprepared for the college-level coursework, financial responsibilities and freedom that they've been granted all of a sudden.<p>In a recent reddit thread, redditor Sic_vita_est asked the question "What should a high school senior know before going to college?"<p>We pulled out the best replies, …