Growing up online: what we learned

Frontline (PBS). This quote is from one of the producers, Caitlin McNally. There’s not a whole lot there that’s new to me, but it looks like the show will be good introduction to the subject. The majority of teenagers we talked to expressed good-natured exasperation that their parents “didn’t know how to work a computer” or barely understood text messaging. I was confident that because I’m completely comfortable using a…

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Creative-Writing Advocates Take Up the Cause of Reading

Jennifer Howard (Chronicle) The guidelines recommend 12 methods for achieving those goals. “Extensive and diverse reading requirements” leads the list. Instructors should also make sure their students study literary terminology and critical approaches, and that they practice critical reading as well as doing their own creative and critical writing. “Close reading of literary works and student manuscripts is the central mechanism in creative writing courses,” the guidelines say, and that…