March 15, 2018
Cross-posted from: White Heat
Originally published: 27.10.17
The short guide below evolved out of a conversation with Miriam Posner(@miriamkp) of UCLA who was looking for ways to help her students read more quickly and effectively. These tips can help you retain more when reading academic texts and allow you to get through them at a quicker pace.
Read more LEARNING HOW TO READ BETTER (IN COLLEGE & BEYOND),
February 7, 2018
I seem to be late to the most recent row in the media over Cambridge University’s English literature degree course, which centres on an open letter written by students to the head of the faculty, on the subject of decolonising the reading list and including more literature by BME authors. I knew about the letter, but didn’t see that the Telegraph had decided to run a predictably stupid story in response to it. I must’ve missed it while I was cowering under my desk cravenly begging my students to stop turning the thumbscrews, or possibly during the 30 hours I spent last week preparing, marking, and delivering supervisions on Chaucer’s Legend of Philomela and the romance The King of Tars.
Read more Decolonising the Presses: Cambridge English Literature and More Lazy Journalism, by @LucyAllenFWR