The Importance of Studying Shakespeare

The Importance of Studying Shakespeare

The Importance of Studying Shakespeare It is a beautiful, wonderful thing that our literary canon is becoming more diverse and robust–that stories from all over are given voice and presence.  In such a rapidly changing literary world, I’m often asked why...
The Merit of Your Library

The Merit of Your Library

The Merit of Your Library In some of my high school level classes, I require the use of outside sources during paper composition, and students often seem baffled when I require at least one source to be a book source. They ask, “Can’t we just use the internet? Where...
Mark It Up:  Tools for Annotating

Mark It Up: Tools for Annotating

Mark It Up: Tools for Annotating I grew up in an educational environment where writing in books was discouraged; thankfully, my parents had a different mindset and allowed me to annotate in my books from an early age.  I credit this practice for instilling a love for...