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Good and Bad Procrastination

Good and Bad Procrastination | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
psychotherapy:
“by Paul Graham
The most impressive people I know are all terrible procrastinators. So could it be that procrastination isn’t always bad?
Most people who write about procrastination...

Via Luis Valdes
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Playing Devil's advocate for procrastination. The other side of the story and realizes that the reality is that a lot of people procrastination. 

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Luis Valdes's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:50 AM

Finally, a new take on Procrastination!

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How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school

How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.
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The fact of the matter is that Americans are wildly behind in t he education aspect compared to the rest of the world. As education debates rage on, this article address the fact that older methods are being debated against newer ways of education. What stuck with me throughout the article was that fact that students don't understand that failure is an option. When students coddle student their performance is not as important and there is no pressure to perform. 

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E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading

E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The work of one group in Ghana shows that e-readers could be a cheaper and more practical way to raise literacy levels than paper books, writes James Bridle
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Giving children in Ghana a reader gives them more opportunities to read books that interest them. Instead of ten books for a classroom, they are able to access thousands of books. This is a prime way to raise literacy levels and get children interested in learning and reading. 

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America's Teachers Are Sharing Their Low Grades With America's Children

America's Teachers Are Sharing Their Low Grades With America's Children | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
How teachers are prepared is a crucial element in the quality of their performance.
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Its crazy to think that our childrens educators are uneducated and unknowledgable on the subjects they teach. And in Los Angeles, first-year teachers actually have a negative impact on student learning.

 
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Meet the Challenge of Writing an American Academic Paper

Meet the Challenge of Writing an American Academic Paper | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Assignments to write academic papers are not uncommon in U.S. colleges. Writing a paper not only shows professors what you have learned in class, but also helps you develop critical thinking and research skills.
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The article expresses the challenge for international students to write academic papers similar to their American peers. The english expressions and structures are problems that the international students face. 

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Reading program aims to enhance communications in workplace

Reading program aims to enhance communications in workplace | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Don't be surprised if you start seeing copies of the book True Grit popping in random places across the metro.
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The camaraderie building in the workplace is important. Workers will work more efficiently and be more productive if they get along and understand each others work patterns. In this case a book club makes the workplace efficient and gives everyone in the office a common interest. It's a team building exercise that enhances communication in the workplace and a welcome stress release for employees.

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Are we in the middle of a writing revolution? Column

Are we in the middle of a writing revolution? Column | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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This article is a factual depiction of the current temperature in the writing world. So much of our everyday life is informal texts and facebooking. The written word is no longer static there is a lot more writing going on, but not in a way that we are accustomed to. The change from formal writing, something  that is no longer valued in schools, to posts. Silver Lining: at least we are still communicating ideas, its just in a new way.

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