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Public Writing and the Junior Scholar

Image: iStock By Sarah E. Bond and Kevin Gannon What is the value of public outreach for an early-career scholar? Does it help or hurt your chances of getting,…

Here Come the Prose Police

Why academic writing gets a bad rap. Nick Ogonosky for The Chronicle Nick Ogonosky for The Chronicle October 11, 2019 By JAN MIESZKOWSKI Fads may come and go,…

Dipping Our Knives Into Harold Bloom’s Body

October 15, 2019 By JUSTIN A. SIDER The wilting of Harold Bloom’s intellectual reputation happened long ago, but with his passing the fierce wit of very-online…

How to Get Started in Freelance Writing

Getty Images The first essay I ever published online, " Coding ‘White Trash’ in Academia, " was a rant I drafted in a few hours — about how my rural, small-town…

Reader, I Googled It

Undistracted reading hasn’t disappeared; it may never have existed to begin with. Illustration by Ben Denzer A physical book is good for much more than reading.…

Pearson and Pedagogy | Inside Higher Ed

(Hat-tip to Bryan Alexander for highlighting many of these points on Twitter.) Tuesday’s IHE piece on Pearson’s move to “digital-first” textbooks is worth a…

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