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...
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...