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Two Tips You Can Use Today for Better Reading Comprehension

Some readers are naturally better than others. To be on the bottom end of that spectrum is to be disadvantaged in many respects. After all, as the saying goes: readers are leaders. So what makes the difference? How does one move up the spectrum and improve his or her reading […]

The Inevitable Ride : : a short story

The last thing to enter Gunner Thompson’s mind was how unexpectedly fast the ground rose up to meet him. It was the middle of June and the Nevada air seemed hot as hell. A few hours earlier, the thirty-year-old hedge fund manager had entered the cool lobby of the Stratosphere, made […]

Why We Procrastinate

There’s a Chinese Proverb you’re probably familiar with. It says the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago… The second best time is today. A tree we planted twenty years ago would be mature and mostly maintenance free. Had we done the work of planting then, we could be relaxing […]

Saturday School: Lesson #12 – Copiousness

Lesson #12 – Copiousness Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Successful speakers and writers know that if they hope to persuade on a given topic, win a legal argument, or move a person to action, […]

Saturday School: Lesson #11 – Putting It All Together

Lesson #11 – Putting It All Together Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Before moving on, let’s review all that we’ve learned and put it into practice. Writing is rhetoric, and rhetoric rightly understood is […]

On the Profit of Pagan Literature

One of the ongoing questions often asked–and it’s one that is frequently addressed in ancient Christian literature–is why Christians should incorporate ancient pagan literature in their own education and literature. In other words, “What does Jerusalem have to do with Athens?” Basil the Great, in a work titled, To Young Men, on How […]

Saturday School: Lesson #10 – Analysis and Synthesis

Lesson #10 – Analysis and Synthesis Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Review In the last lesson, we discussed the five topics of invention most useful in developing arguments for our thesis: What is the definition of […]