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How to measure imagination

A couple of days ago I took a walk down a narrow, somewhat perilous mountain trail with Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute. 51 more words

Individual Thoughts And Actions

Academics are using emoji to explain their research

Academic papers are often long, tedious and impossible to read, as Steven Pinker pointed out last month. So researchers are trying to make themselves more accessible with going as far away from the norm as possible, posting 140-character descriptions of their work using emoji as descriptors, with the hashtag #emojiresearch. 340 more words

Your brain on metaphors: Neuroscientists test the theory that your body shapes your ideas

The player kicked the ball. The patient kicked the habit. The villain kicked the bucket. The verbs are the same. The syntax is identical. Does the brain notice, or care, that the first is literal, the second metaphorical, the third idiomatic? 29 more words

The Body

Terrific New Resource for Academic Writers!

If you are serious about academic writing, you must check out this wonderful, free, downloadable booklet available from The Chronicle of Higher Education:


Writing Tips

Don't just write a teaching philosophy... paint a picture.

Writing a thoughtful and compelling statement of teaching philosophy is hard. It’s crucially important, and not merely for securing a faculty position, or making your case in a faculty review for tenure, promotion or merit. 1,652 more words

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Goucher Makes Bold Change To College Admissions Process

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Many schools are now making the submission of SAT and ACT scores optional in applying to college. Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, made that offer to applicants seven years ago. 99 more words

Watch + Listen

11 College admissions resources to read now. (Perhaps, even, instead of Dr. StrangeCollege.)

Having gone through college applications with two high school students in the past three years, here’s what we’ve been doing these days:

  • Driving our high school sophomore to his homecoming date.
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