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|New report on adult literacy levels, first since 1992, shows need for high school reform|
December 15, 2005
American adults can read a newspaper or magazine about as well as they could a decade ago, but have made significant strides in performing literacy tasks that involve computation, according to the first national study of adult literacy since 1992.
|Before Memoirs, He Wrote A's, B's, C's, D's and F's|
November 16, 2005
When Susan Jane Gilman's parents picked up a hitchhiker years ago because he was wearing a Stuyvesant High School T-shirt, they were rewarded with this advice for their Stuyvesant-bound daughter: &lqt;Tell her to take Frank McCourt's creative writing class.&lqt;
Full Story: www.nytimes.com/2005/11/16/nyregion/16mccourt.html
|The secret of impressive writing? Keep it plain and simple|
November 01, 2005
Writers who use long words needlessly and choose complicated font styles are seen as less intelligent than those who stick with basic vocabulary and plain text, according to new research from the Princeton University in New Jersey, to be published in the next edition of Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Full Story: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051031075447.htm
|And now, a warning about labels|
October 25, 2005
Open your medicine cabinet, and take a close look at every prescription pill bottle you've got. Chances are, each vial is plastered with at least one colorful warning sticker that contains a bold but strangely ambiguous phrase or two accompanied, perhaps, by a cryptic drawing. You might see, for example, a red sticker depicting a gushing faucet, with a message in fine print that reads, &lqt;MEDICATION SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH PLENTY OF WATER.&lqt; But, how much is plenty? Would a cup of coffee be acceptable instead? ...
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