Archive for June, 2016

  • How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Us to Learn

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    June 24th, 2016 No Comments Features

    “The biggest problem growing up today is not actually stress, it’s meaninglessness.” –Bill Damon, Stanford researcher It’s not rocket science—having a bigger purpose keeps us invested in the small, often difficult steps we must take to accomplish our goals. That’s why it’s essential to equip students with an educational purpose as soon as we can,… Read More

  • 29 Apps That Teach Creative Writing

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    June 20th, 2016 No Comments Features

    Teaching creative writing means putting ideas first. It means resisting the urge to correct the writing and focusing instead on the development of the writer. And though it may seem counter-intuitive, doing so often requires questioning, ignoring, or even breaking the rules. “We may be too literal when we think about what it means to… Read More

  • Should You Be a Specialist?

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    June 17th, 2016 No Comments Features

    To specialise or not to specialise? It’s becoming a very good question, especially for graduates facing today’s tough job market. Where not long ago it was best to be well-rounded, it is now perhaps smarter to go the technical/vocational route if you want to make any money. But is this really true? Is there any… Read More

  • 25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills

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    June 9th, 2016 14 Comments Features

    Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication. 1. Learn more verbs. Verbs are one of the most powerful tools in a writer’s toolbox. Consider the following sentence, from Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “If you… Read More