I earned more than $17,500 in direct funding as a grad student by applying for scholarships each spring. If you’re writing applications this month, let me help you make them stronger. It’s scholarship and fellowship season! Are you a student or researcher applying for tuition or research support? Have a half-written essay? Written the essay but think […]
Posts tagged “Reader Review” include a few top articles from my weekly reading. Their topics may vary, but their quality and provocation quotient won’t. Enjoy. Kenyan Author Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us All: “We Must Free Our Imaginations.” Africa is a Country: #Watch Binyavanga’s brilliant YouTube documentary calling out the BS behind “African” homophobia (Elliot Ross) In a […]
In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills. —Linda Darling-Hammond, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future Read more, from Wired Business.
The gears of poverty, ignorance, hopelessness, and low self-esteem mesh to create a kind of perpetual failure machine that grinds down dreams from generation to generation. We all bear the cost of keeping it running. Illiteracy is its linchpin. Even if we hardened our hearts to the shame and misery experienced by the victims, the […]
Know any worthy undergraduate or graduate technical communication students focusing on technical editing? The Society for Technical Communication‘s editing special interest group invites applications this month for two US$1,400 scholarships. The deadline is July 7. Criteria and other information are available on the SIG website.
In Part 1 of this series, I described the Seventh-day Adventist church’s approach to sexuality as a “spell” that dissociates members from themselves, confines them to different-sex relationships or self-suppression, and encourages them to lobby against civil laws for LGBT people in North America and internationally as well.  With a handful of doctrinal premises, a […]