Discovering That You Have Nothing to Say

Writing makes thinking visible. The process of writing reveals gaps in logic, mistaken assumptions, unanswered questions, holes in evidence, and every other species of confusion. At times it reveals something on a grander scale: You really don’t have a book inside you right now. I have seen this happen to people. And, it has happened … Read moreDiscovering That You Have Nothing to Say

The Rhetoric Of Reperception — 8 Strategies for Creative Thinking

As a college student I had the good fortune to meet Bob Gish, an English professor who turned me on to Styles and Structures: Alternative Approaches to College Writing by Charles Kay Smith. This head-exploding book is a liberal education between covers. It begins with one big idea: The premise of this book is that … Read moreThe Rhetoric Of Reperception — 8 Strategies for Creative Thinking

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Who is an Expert? Here are 5 Ways to Find Out

The single most important skill for anyone who accesses the Internet today is critical thinking (crap-detection). Today anyone can publish a visually stunning website, claim expertise, and sell you their products and services online. These folks exist on a continuum from experts to hucksters. And determining where anyone stands on this continuum takes more effort … Read moreWho is an Expert? Here are 5 Ways to Find Out