Lab Report

English Language GCSE should be scrapped to 'end misery' of third of teens being labelled as failures, report says

Qualification should be geared towards skills needed by employers, heads’ union says...

Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, says report

Study says 40% of apprenticeship standards do not meet traditional on-the-job training definition....

Plickers Brings Back Individual Student Reports!

Back in September the folks at Plickers, a popular student-response service, released a bunch of updates to their mobile apps and website. Some of those updates, like easier display of questions have been popular. Some of those updates were...

5 Myths About English Majors Exposed, Explained, and Countered

When I tell people that I was an English major, the first thing they ask is, “But what can you do with that?” The second is, “Say something in Shakespeare!”  From my experience, there seems to be a general consensus that English li...

A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent)

March 18, 2018, by Anjni A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent) Reading week is now long gone and its termination brought with it two weeks of mid-semester examinations (or mid-terms as they’re so lovingly called) her...

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

Chemistry seems to inspire a D mentality: A significant number of students just want to pass the class to meet their graduation requirement, and do it with as little effort as possible. Take Evelyn, for example. A junior in my chemistry cla...

Building The Yellow House: An Interview With National Book Award Finalist Sarah M. Broom

The newly drained swampland that became New Orleans East touted a promising future when Sarah M. Broom’s mother bought their family’s shotgun house in 1961. “The Yellow House” became home to the family’s 12 children, as well as th...

100 Common Publishing Terms

Here’s a list of 100 common publishing terms and their definitions, including the meanings of ARC, high concept, simultaneous submissions, and so much more. While we try to explain them as we go, we often drop common publishing terms on t...

When the Stress of School Is Getting Too Much, Should You Take a Sabbatical?

Being a student is hard, every one of you knows this. However, not everyone realizes just how hard it is. According to research cited by ABCNews, one out of every five students reports having suicidal thoughts. One in ten students actually ...

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August Short Story Contest is OPEN!

Waldo’s Thoughts (3800) Waldo was sitting and thinking deep thoughts in his tinkering shop. He did that a lot when working on a new invention. While he was thinking hard, he tended to close his eyes. It looked a lot like sleeping to t...

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