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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 19

Book 19, a book about travel, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck “I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found, nor much identification from shapes which symbolize continents and states” (Steinbeck 71). I am one of those … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 8

Reading challenge, book 8, a book with a love triangle: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy’s novels make me want to run away and live on the heath. His rich descriptions of the luscious vegetation, the … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 52

Book 52, a book written in 1985 (the year you were born), Lake Woebegon Days by Garrison Keillor What we have here is another example of a book I desperately wanted to love, but just couldn’t for the life of … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 50

Book 50: a book written by an author from your town, Asphodel by H.D. Hilda Doolittle, known by her pen name H.D., was an American writer from my hometown of Bethlehem, PA. H.D. wrote both poetry as well as prose and … Continue reading

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2016 Book Challenge: Book 44

Book 44, a book set in a place you would like to visit: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Not only is this novel set in a physical location I want to visit, it’s also set during a time I … 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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