Op-Ed: For Those Who Hate Literature

Op-Ed: For Those Who Hate Literature

“Ugh, I hate this. What does this even mean?!” I could probably pay for (just the ten thousands digit) of my college tuition if I…

5 Books That Helped Me Get Through High School

5 Books That Helped Me Get Through High School

In high school, I loved my books more than I loved people. While this does sound a lot like the angsty “I love pizza more…

How to Choose Between Similar Writing-Related Majors

How to Choose Between Similar Writing-Related Majors

Creative writing, journalism, English, and communications – what’s the difference? It seems like schools will often offer a variety of writing programs that all seem…

8 Classic Books to Read Over a Break

8 Classic Books to Read Over a Break

As college students, when we go on any kind of break from school, reading should probably be one of the last things on your mind….

Has High School Diminished Interest in Reading?

Has High School Diminished Interest in Reading?

The sad fact is that many kids today do not read for pleasure. Researchers have found that after the age of 8, interest in reading “sharply…

7 Study Strategies for Classes that Require a Lot of Reading

7 Study Strategies for Classes that Require a Lot of Reading

We’ve all heard at least once in our lifetime that high school is a far cry from college, but some things just stay the same….

Your New Year’s Resolution: Self-Assigned Reading

Your New Year’s Resolution: Self-Assigned Reading

I’d like to imagine that college professors put a lot of time and effort into building their respective curricula for any given semester. I’d also…

7 Dostoyevsky Quotes to Help You through College and Life

7 Dostoyevsky Quotes to Help You through College and Life

Given that finals season is beginning and we’re all feeling a little more stressed than usual, I figured it was probably time for a part…

Is ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Problematic?

Is ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Problematic?

Warning: Spoilers.  It’s “funny, thrilling, and tragic.” It’s a critical and commercial success.  It’s the #1 blockbuster based on the #1 bestselling novel: it’s John…

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

If you are in the AP or IB track at school like me, room for expanding your creative side is very limited in the English…

A Pep Talk: Why Your AP Literature Teacher Isn’t Evil

A Pep Talk: Why Your AP Literature Teacher Isn’t Evil

I know that with AP Lit., Honors British Literature, and the various advanced English courses you are enrolled in, you read a lot of books….

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