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The Origins of the Readable Writing Method: Part II

Oct 18, 2016 by John Maguire |

John Maguire tells how he started teaching students to write using the Readable Writing Method. Part 2.

The Origins of the Readable Writing Method: Part I

Oct 11, 2016 by John Maguire |

John Maguire tells how he started teaching students to write using the Readable Writing Method. Part 1.

Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: New Children’s Book by AQ Editor

Dec 03, 2014 by NAS |

Just in time for the holiday season, Felicia Chernesky, the managing editor of Academic Questions, has released the children's book Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color.

Authors Wanted

Nov 10, 2014 by NAS |

Textbook authors seek collaborators who have expertise in genetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

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.

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."

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.

English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Aug 28, 2013 by Jeffrey Zorn |

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

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?

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.

The “Write” Stuff

Nov 01, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

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

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.

UK Students And Their Blooping History Exams

Jul 20, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

UK history students demonstrate blooping proficiency.

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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