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My Twitter is back up!
Sometimes students look at the articles I’ve saved on my own reading list app (I use pocket), and they wish that they had a nicely curated series of articles (like mine) to read. So I’ve revived my Twitter account! I’ll be posting tweets with links to articles that I think people should read. If you’re […]
What should I read to prepare for argumentative essays?
On 29 January 2016 at 17:04, XXXX wrote: SUBJECT: Greetings from Vietnam! Hi Kevin, I have recently discovered your blogs and I’m truly grateful for all of your advice and tips on English essay writing. My 13 years old younger brother is revising for a scholarships offered by the Singaporean government at the moment and your blogs […]
Why I love reading non-fiction (this one simple trick will add years to your life!)
(First off, apologies for the buzzfeed-y sub-title, but ever since I saw VisakanV make a joke out of it on his facebook, I’ve been doing it in my head as well. It’s entertaining, la!) I recently was reading (listening to) a book that talked about the wisdom of grandparents. If you have people around you […]
Stanley Fish — How to Write a Sentence (And How to Read One)
This brilliant little book is really opening my mind up to new ways of writing, reading, and teaching — and I’m a graduate in English Literature who has supposedly spent a number of years thinking about the language. Well, if I’ve spent 10ish years thinking about the language, Professor Fish has spent…. well, he’s […]
Reading may be awesome, but not all books are good for you
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said. The new research, carried out at Emory University in the US, found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological […]