Last week’s post was about university writing requirements that fall ludicrously short of their goal, like how this ferret falls short of his goal: Let’s assume two facts: We should expect good writing of our students. Good writing comes from lots of…
How useful are science blogs, and what is the future of science blogging? Probably the worst place to get a useful answer would be from a blog. But on the other hand, it’s the blogs that have relevant data, and it’s bloggers that think about this stuff.…
When your undergraduates leave campus with a Bachelor’s degree, can they write well? I wish I could say that about our student body as a whole, but I’d be lying. And it appears to me that this condition extends far beyond my own campus. I’m not going to…
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How Many More Books Will Students Read Because I'm Not Writing One?
Research in the humanities may be keeping higher ed from giving sufficient priority to teaching, but the problem is not the research itself,
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Dr. Seuss Apps Can Now Record Parents Reading Books Aloud
The Dr. Seuss iOS apps -- digital, interactive versions of childhood classics like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham -- have been up