Category Archives: Scholarly Writing

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 27

Book 26: A book older than 100 years, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most widely known novels in the American literary tradition. When published, it was the best-selling novel of the … Continue reading

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Divergent: Commentary on Religion in American Popular Culture

There are just so many things I want to say about these books…where do I start? I guess I can start with what I loved. The faction system really interested me. You have six: Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (knowledge), Candor (truth), … Continue reading

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Breaking through the “Chain of Blame:” Perceived Gaps in High school Preparation for College Composition Part III: Standardized Testing

Today we will continue with my final installment on the topic of the “Chain of Blame:” that supreme baddie, standardized testing. Just the mention of these words is enough to set off in most of us a sweaty-palmed nervous twitch. … Continue reading

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Breaking Through the “Chain of Blame:” Perceived Gaps in High School Preparation for College Composition Part II: Time

Today we will continue our discussion in part two of my topic, the “Chain of Blame.” The culprit in my second installment is that old meddler, time. No matter who you are or what you do, there just never seems … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Halloween

Okay, if you haven’t seen this film…you must live under a rock. This one has been scaring the daylights out of me since I was a very young child (thanks for letting me watch horror films, mom and dad!). But … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Rosemary’s Baby

This film is a classic, and after watching it, it’s easy to see why. Here is another horror film that will make you decide against children if you’re on the fence! Polanski’s iconic film still haunts audiences today–while this film … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Hellraiser

Hellraiser…what the hell? I can say, without hyperbole, that this was one of the most bizarre movies I have ever seen. Don’t get me wrong–it was terrifying–but even at the end of the film, I found myself scratching my head … Continue reading

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