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Good Criticism: The Act of Giving a Guided Tour of the Artistic House

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

I'm not sure why I love reviews so much and find the reading of criticism so difficult. Maybe it's because reviews are more fun. But it's been helpful to think of criticism not as the enemy of creativity, but as its complement.

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

Slate: What The College-Bound Really Need To Read

Slate Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Injustice and undesirable furniture aren't so great for the beach. So we thought we'd offer incoming freshmen an alternative list, one better suited t...

College Reading Lists: Freshman Disorientation?

The New Yorker | Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The summer reading that colleges assign to their incoming freshmen is too easy, too liberal, and too contemporary. So says a recent report from the Na...