Monthly Archives: August 2014

Real College Admission Essay Prompts From This Year’s Applications #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #IARTG #RRBC

by VI-AN NGUYEN @vian_nguyen Millions of high school seniors around the country are busy penning college admissions essays based on prompts like the thought-provoking ones below, which we pulled from this year’s applications. (In many cases, the prompts below are … Continue reading

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#BookReview: The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes by Margaret Scott Chrisawn #ASMSG #RRBC

In her acknowledgements, the author of this book, who is known to me, called this book (quote), “nonfiction on an obscure subject”(end of quote). Indeed, I had never heard of Marshal Jean Lannes before this book came to my attention. … Continue reading

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New #Research Study Explores the Impact of MYPs Social-Emotional Well-Being on Lifelong Success #ibmyp #asmsg

World Class Education http://t.co/stwrlg1JxL RT #T4US #ASMSG #IARTG #RRBC #4FTM BACK TO SCHOOL #RaveReviewsBookClub pic.twitter.com/xaqakcjIQk — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) August 16, 2014 Press release, full study, and research summary available here: http://ow.ly/Ahv0p New Research Finds IB Middle Years Students … Continue reading

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How #Genre “Squeezes” The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text #asmsg #t4us #4ftm

Recent book reviews show book reviewers using genre specific conventions and expectations nonjudiciously for multi-genre, nonconventional texts. The overuse of the genre lens to judge hybrid, genre-crossing texts and general fiction can often lead to a frustrating reading experience. This … Continue reading

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Liberating Writing From Genre: A #Writing #Revolution #ASMSG #IAN1

Nowadays, the Self-Published Author (SPA), is at the forefront of a writing revolution that Thomas Kuhn described in 1963 as a, “paradigm shift”. (Source: NCTE) In the past, authors whose books were placed in bookstores had to ensure their writing … Continue reading

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