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The Unexamined Life of Academic Kindness

Feb 19, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Tumblr blog called Academic Kindness seeks to highlight instances of generosity, goodwill, and compassion in academia.

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The Fall 2013 Issue of Academic Questions Is Out

Sep 13, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

The fall 2013 issue of AQ features "critical thoughts in critical times."

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Terrific Essay Contest – Pass the Word

Sep 11, 2013 by George Leef |

Find out how to enter the second annual Douglas B. Rogers Conditions of a Free Society Essay Competition.

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English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Aug 28, 2013 by Jeffrey Zorn |

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

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Before Turning Students into Writers, Teach Them Grammar

Jun 24, 2013 by Troy Camplin |

Should students be taught how to be writers or how to write?

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Here’s One Writing Prof Who Gets Results

May 08, 2013 by George Leef |

To teach students how to write well, explains John Maguire, train them to use active verbs and build good sentences.

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The “Write” Stuff

Nov 01, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Employers continue to hire - and complain about - college graduates who can't write well.

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Ask a Scholar: That vs. Who

Sep 18, 2012 by David J. Rothman |

Writing scholar provides insight on the usage of personal and impersonal pronouns.

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UK Students And Their Blooping History Exams

Jul 20, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

UK history students demonstrate blooping proficiency.

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Signs of the Times: The Queen’s English Society Folds

Jun 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Defending the Queen's English is a very hard sell these days.

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Leaving the Land of Digital Natives

May 29, 2012 by Camilo Jiménez, Will H. Corral |

Journalist and editor Camilo Jimenéz explains that he resigned from teaching because the vast majority of his privileged, private school-educated students could not compose a single error-free paragraph properly summarizing… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

They’re Not Unteachable

May 23, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

It's more difficult, but certainly not impossible, to teach today's college students.

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The Unteachables: A Generation That Cannot Learn

May 22, 2012 by Janice Fiamengo |

An English professor wonders how to teach students who can't learn.

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Ze Only Confuses Hir Students: Teaching Gender Neutral Pronouns

May 16, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

If gender is pliable, why not grammar?

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How to Be Succinct

May 01, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood suggests ways to keep it short.

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