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Would You Want to Be Friends With Humbert Humbert?: A Forum on Likeability : The New Yo... - 8 views

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    Excellent stimulus article for Senior English novel analysis - the reader's different expectations of male and female characters in books, and some author's views on the restrictions this places on them.
    Should we forgive ourselves for liking or disliking a character - and is it sufficient motivation for us to read the novel?
Marita Thomson

Best and Worst Learning Strategies: Why Highlighting is a Waste of Time | TIME.com - 42 views

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    In a world as fast-changing and full of information as our own, every one of us-from schoolchildren to college students to working adults-needs to know how to learn well. Yet the evidence suggests that most of us don't use the learning techniques that science has proven most effective. Worse, research finds that the learning strategies we do commonly employ-like re-reading and highlighting-are among the least effective.

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    Always good to read the original - in popularizing the information, some of the ideas are misrepresented
    http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/journals/pspi/learning-techniques.html
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