The Beginning Writer: Friday's Link Round-up for... →
ilovereadingandwriting: Check out this week’s link round-up! Covering everything from writing tools, dialogue, first drafts, and scene and story structure.
Why You Should Keep A Writing Journal | The... →
ilovereadingandwriting: One of the most valuable tools I’ve found since I started taking my writing seriously is my writing journal. This notebook, is where I detail every idea I have. Some I end up using, some I don’t, but the journal helps me sort them out and keep them organized. I write out my fears, my worries, my dead ends, and all the difficulties I face trying to piece a story together...
10 Excellent Essays About Words →
tetw: A Tetw reading list How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard - Not reading is our main way of relating to most literature, find out how to make the most of your ignorance. Tense Present by David Foster Wallace - In one of his finest essays, DFW reviews a dictionary of English usage, thereby tackling everything from democracy and free will to racism in academia. The...
AdviceToWriters - HOME - You Can’t Wait Until... →
beatwritersbane: You can’t wait to write until you’re in the mood. My God, if you waited until you were in the mood, it would take forever. You have to sit down. The name of the game is to put it in the chair. HARRY CREWS
13-Year Old Correctly Analyzes Her Own Slavery →
iambinarymind: Good.is reports in Rochester, New York, a 13-year-old girl wrote a comparative essay based on The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass for a contest in her 8th grade class. In it, she reflected on the words of Douglass’ master after discovering the master’s wife had been teaching Douglas to read: “there will be no keeping him,” said Douglas’ master. “It will forever unfit him to...
Big Huge Thesaurus Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes... →
phiLOLZophy: Epistemology, IRL →
philolzophy: Epistemology is the study of knowledge. How do we know things? Can we know things? Spoiler alert: you’ve got to have a really high bullshit threshold to read anything in this field. People apply epistemology to the most boring kinds of situations. Do I exist? Um, yeah duh or else um no, duh…
Dustin R. Snyder: 11 Reasons to Get Your Kids Out... →
disobey: 11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out of the Government Schools Time to end the department and education and end the governments virtual monopoly of education and propaganda. Education should be privatized. #1 You Could Be Arrested For Something That Your Child Does Yes, you read that…
Isomorphismes: Partition Function →
isomorphismes: 5 = 5 5 = 4 + 1 5 = 3 + 2 5 = 3 + 1 + 1 5 = 2 + 2 + 1 5 = 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 5 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 There are 7 ways to split up five things. Seven different ways you could divide up 5 balls, 5 dolls, 5 wrapped-up candies, How many ways are there to divide up 4 things? 8 things? 20,000 things?…
We already know that language is special; no other aspect of cognition...– Jessica Love compares mathematics to language. (via theamericanscholar)
Five Reasons I don't Assign Homework →
world-shaker: A short, but provocative article. This one may be the most incendiary thing on the list: 3 — Homework impinges upon a student’s time with family and on other, more valuable, activities — like play. As Alfie Kohn states in The Homework Myth, why should children be asked to work a second shift? It’s unconscionable to send children to work for nearly eight hours a day, then have...
analysis paralysis: Here we go: ten reasons... →
1. Readability If your work is peppered with grammatical mistakes and typos, your readers are going to have a hard time trudging through it. Nothing is more distracting than being yanked out of a good story because a word is misspelled or a punctuation mark is misplaced. And you should always…
Common Grammar Mistakes →
[G]eometry and number[s]…are unified by the concept of a coordinate system,...– Terence Tao (via isomorphismes)
Government schools should become extinct →
baseballlibertarian: Everyone always says monopolies are bad. But yet everyone is okay with a virtual monopoly on education by the government. It is said that the dinosaur had a tiny brain in a huge body, which undoubtedly contributed to its extinction. This huge body also required an enormous amount of food for its survival. The public education...
Creative Education: Public Education: if they walk... →
creative-education: Why do so many public school teachers leave the profession within five years? Because the true results of their efforts are usually not visible for years! Most of us become teachers because we feel the “call” to make a difference. We believe we can transfer our love for learning to every student -…
From the Trenches: Why Smart Students Don't... →
fromtheclassroomtrenches: Click on the link to read the rest. This blogger has some fantastic insights and like I always tell my own students: “Smart gets you there. Only hard work keeps you there.” world-shaker: Why Smart Students Don’t Succeed An outstanding collection of insight from reddit user lnri137….