Rant:: 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice By GEOFFREY K. PULLUM April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a little book that is loved and admired throughout American academe. Celebrations, readings, and toasts are being held, and a commemorative edition has been released. I won’t be celebrating. The Elements of Style does not […]

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Minor Rant :Knowing and Doing: August 2009 Archives

This actually made me somewhat sad. I remember meeting people from other colleges in UP (College of Arts and Letters etc) who really dreaded taking Math 1 and Math2 , the basic math course of the University of the Philippines General Education program, then they instituted RGEP (forgot what this means)  wherein students got to […]

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Chris Blattman’s Blog: Is college the new high school?

Forgive me for the old they don’t make em like they used to rirades but they actually don’t. Is college the new high school? A liberal arts English professor writing in Inside Higher Ed: After too many years at this job (I am in my mid-40s), I have grown to question higher education in ways […]

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