• Write a Novel in November with NaNoWriMo!

    November is coming, and that means that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is coming, as well. NaNoWriMo is a month-long challenge each November to write a 50,000 word imperfect novel in 30 days. Learn more at t...
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  • The Kern Game! (not the Kern you might think)

    Do you love design? Typography? If so, you'll want to check out these fun, short learning games by Method of Action: Kern Type: "A game that will help you understand letter spacing and kerning" Shape Type: "Learn ho...
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  • Coolest gadgets of 2013

    Just want to share with you all, the coolest gadgets of 2013 that I came across.   Coolest gadgets of 2013
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  • Creative Approaches to Email Hoarding

    I am an email hoarder. I admit it. The proof is in my gmail account, which reads "9.26 GB (61%) of 15 GB used." That is a lot of email. Some of it is junk that I'm in the process of deleting, but much of it I want to...
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  • What grammatical features are most characteristic of general academic writing?

    1. Complex noun phrases                 e.g. … a task-driven approach to software design … 2. Hedging devices   &n...
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  • A Computer’s Physical Memory Produces Textiles

    I just found this video and it's the coolest thing ever. Someone took the raw binary data from their computer and rendered the data as an image to create a textile design. You must watch.   Fragmented Memory P...
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  • How do you make art in your daily life?

    An interesting article in yesterday's Washington Post discusses that while the percentage "of U.S. adults who attended at least one kind of arts performance or visited an art museum or gallery is the lowest it's ever ...
    Lisa Rivero
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  • When 3 - 1 = -23

    "Distracted from distraction by distraction Filled with fancies and empty of meaning Tumid apathy with no concentration Men and bits of paper, whirled by the cold wind" ~ T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets When T. S. Eliot's ...
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  • Doors Open to Your Creative City

    "What fosters creativity? More than anything else: The presence of other creative people." ~ Richard Florida   In his recent New York Times piece, "Cities Are the Fonts of Creativity," author and researcher Rich...
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  • How do you slow down or step off the treadmill?

    In "Slowing the Work Treadmill," creativity expert Teresa Amabile suggests that employers can increase workers' creativity and productivity by slowing the pace once in awhile: “Managers and employees need to wo...
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  • What if there is no such thing as the right major?

    Cal Newport writes on his blog "Study Hacks" (a thoughtful and original blog on success in and out of the classroom) about what to do if your "dream" major seems more like a nightmare: "The idea that some students j...
    Lisa Rivero
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  • Creative Brains

      Creative Brains Imagine a Smarter Tomorrow - Video Dailymotion   The graduate students at New York's Interactive Telecommunications Program is on a mission to explore the use of today's communications te...
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  • Openness to Change

    For anyone in the academic world--teachers, students, staff, parents--September is the month of change: new faces, new classes, new textbooks, new rosters of names. For those of us at MSOE, this fall brings even more ...
    Lisa Rivero
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  • The To-Do List Habit

    Sometimes I think that most people can be neatly divided into two groups: those who naturally make to-do lists and those who don't This post is for the latter group (of which I count myself as a member), especially a...
    Lisa Rivero
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  • Bloggin' for your noggin' - Start the year off right

    So you're starting another year of school - you've got new notebooks and pencils, maybe a few new outfits, but did you tuck a new study strategy into your backpack, too? Now's the time. The beginning of a new school...
    Sarah Rowell
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  • Are you a surface, strategic, or deep learner?

    In his book What the Best College Students Do, historian and educator Ken Bain discusses three approaches to learning: surface learning (doing just enough to get by and avoid failure), strategic learning (focusing mos...
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  • Balancing Life & Work

    Sometimes college students don't think about how they need to balance work & life activities. We need jobs, internships, etc; but we also need to remember to slow down every once in a while. SWE's Region H section...
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  • 1st Blog

    This is Shannon's Blog!
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