Critical Linking: August 15th, 2014


We’re Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.  We’re 2nd graders at Willow Creek Academy. Last year, due to changes in our district, we lost our library. When we started school there were no books on the shelves and we had no librarian to help us fill them!  It was sad. Our parents have tried fundraising, but frankly they aren’t very good at it. So, we thought we’d reach out to you for help. 

Well, now how about that.


Crucially, says Klobucar, students who feel that handing in successive drafts to an instructor wielding a red pen is “corrective, even punitive” do not seem to feel rebuked by similar feedback from a computer.

What an odd phenomenon. Do students inherently understand the subjectivity of grading? Or are they more nervous about computers?


The Time I Spent On A Commercial Whaling Ship Totally Changed My Perspective On The World

Utter brilliance.


After visiting more than 2,000 independent bookstores—at least virtually—the Amazon annihilation doesn’t seem quite so inescapable.

The Amazon v. Independent part of the story is just so small though. If there were ONLY independent bookstores, would we be happy?

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