SCRINIUM LATIN


TABLE OF CONTENTS


A bare TOC for the links in the SCRINIUM LATIN





TEACHERS AND LEARNING

  • President Calvin Coolidge: Classicist or Politician? A retrospective view of what Classics meant to the educated world in 1921, as VP Coolidge (by no means taciturn) delivered this liberal paper on the Classics
  • A Theophrastan Character A wry description of a kind of Professor we have all known, part of the academic scene of mid- 20th c. perhaps, but not an extinct species.
  • Tenure: Academic Freedom or Freeloading? A short statement about tenure, looking back over three quarters of a century since it was implemented.
  • Teachers and Pay One often hears contradictory reports on teachers' earnings, complaints about too high or too low. This is a brief attempt to correlate typical academic pay with pay for similar skills elsewhere.



WRITING IN ENGLISH AND LATIN STUDY

  • Why Can't Johnny Write? An in-depth study of cultural, psychological and mental factors which have made our students foreign to the written word.
  • Writing Disaster: Loss of FOCUS A discussion of part of the difficulties in English writing, from the point of view of "unclear mental focus" as against simple writing skills.
  • Reading at the College Level Levels of reading required for success in college humanities coursework
  • Linguistics: The New Grammar A new approach to language study incorporating rational explanations of functions in English as preparations for language study.
  • A Computer Aided Reading Project A review of some of the possibilities with computers, from the Yale reading programs of the pre-computer age. Directed toward practical use with English , but usable for any foreign language reading program which intends to teach real reading skills.
  • A Manual of College Writing! A humorous if satirical document offering advice to students for survival with a minimum or risk and work in today's colleges.



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