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Articles by author: Ruth Holleran

What Can Lost Tools of Writing Offer the IEW Writer?

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A dear friend of mine prefers Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Elegant Essay to CiRCE Institute’s Lost Tools of Writing (LTW) for high school students. “It teaches a mature essay, while LTW just gives a formula. It seems like a step backwards after Teaching...
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Contemplation and a Full Workload

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“Contemplation: the act of reflecting on one’s studies in order to connect them satisfactorily to that which is already known and to discover their significance in one’s pursuit of wisdom.” Author’s definition. Robert is older than the other students. Challenge III...
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Two Words of Encouragement

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by Ruth
Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Have you ever noticed how many times in the Book of Psalms the words lovingkindness and truth appear together? For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens and Your truth to the clouds (Psalm 57:101). I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the...
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Challenge B Rules

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by Ruth
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)
Let me state this plainly: the Challenge B tutor has the best position in Classical Conversations. We build mental muscle with logic, we train opinionated kids to argue, and we watch children grow up into young men and women attorneys who go into battle in a courtroom...
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Thoughts on "A Snowy Evening"

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Rain falls on the tin roof outside my office window. No snow tonight; it is not even in the forecast for the week. Nevertheless, I am thinking of snow as I have been reading Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Since summer, I have been meandering...
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