I once asked a class of high school students in a rigorous private school who were reading
The Great Gatsby if they found it relevant today. To my surprise, they generally said no. I think
The Great Gatsby is extremely relevant today. It is "the great American tragedy" that speaks to common,...
Five tips for surviving the summer slump!
1. Spend time getting physical exercise - it keeps the brain active.
2. Read as much as possible - choose books that interest you, not just what might be on your school's summer reading list.
3. WRITE - write a journal about what you did during the summer, places you went, reflections on books you read.
4. Limit the time you spend...