The Influence of Using Short Stories for Students' Translation Abilities?

Answer The short story structure, generally cleaner and faster-paced than a novel's, makes translating exciting. Short stories offer student translators samples of compact, descriptive, often plot-driven ... Read More »

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How to Teach Students to Write Short Stories?

The short story is an interesting art form. The best examples of the genre, for instance stories by Chekhov or Edgar Allen Poe, are memorable and tell a lot in relatively few words. Students may en... Read More »

ESL Exercises to Improve Advanced Students' Writing Abilities?

Writing skills often appear to lag a little behind speaking, reading and listening abilities when students are learning English as a foreign language. This is sometimes especially noticeable in adv... Read More »

Are high school grades accurate indicators of students'abilities?

On One Hand: Grades Measure Material Learned and EffortA grade on a report card is intended to reflect the material that a student has learned in class. Grades also often reflect the effort that a ... Read More »

Are high school grades accurate indicators of students'abilities in college?

On One Hand: The most important factorAccording to a 2007 study by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, high school grades are the most important fa... Read More »