Minasuk/ April 8, 2016/ Uncategorized

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? | Wall Street Journal | April 2016 Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show.

Minasuk/ December 6, 2015/ Uncategorized

Trigger-unhappy: Student “safety” has become a real threat to free speech on campus | Economist | June 2015 From town-sized public universities to tiny liberal-arts colleges, students have declared and administrators accepted that teachers or visiting speakers should aim for a psychologically safe learning environment, avoiding ideas or imagery that might prove distressing.

Minasuk/ October 1, 2015/ Uncategorized

When Schools Overlook Introverts | The Atlantic | September 2015 As the focus on group work and collaboration increases, classrooms are neglecting the needs of students who work better in quiet settings.

Minasuk/ September 14, 2015/ Uncategorized

The art of slow reading | The Guardian | July 2010 Has endlessly skimming short texts on the internet made us stupider? An increasing number of experts think so – and say it’s time to slow down . . .

Minasuk/ August 26, 2015/ Uncategorized

I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’ | Washington Post | August 2015 As a Christian, I knew that my beliefs and identity would be challenged at a progressive university like Duke. My first challenge came well before I arrived on campus, when I learned that all first years were assigned “Fun Home,” a graphic

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Minasuk/ August 19, 2015/ Uncategorized

The Coddling of the American Mind | The Atlantic | August 2015 In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

Minasuk/ August 15, 2015/ Uncategorized

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | Vox | March 2015 “Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer, the psychologists who conducted the new research, believe it’s because students on laptops usually just mindlessly type everything a professor says. Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what’s important — because they

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Minasuk/ August 9, 2015/ Uncategorized

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom | New Yorker | June 2014 A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.