Scribblenauts and the Future of Educational Gaming

If you haven’t heard of Scribblenauts…you’re not a gamer. Scribblenauts is the new DS puzzle game where you solve puzzles by writing objects into the game. The object is created and it helps you (hopefully!) obtain a “Starite” to complete the level. So what’s the big deal about this game? Why all the buzz? Well […]

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Logic 101: Fallacies and the art of spotting bad arguments

Fallacies are fun! Ever wish you could win every argument someone proposes? Well, philosophers love that kind of stuff. In our line of study it’s all about proving the other guy wrong and making irrefutable arguments. Fallacies are arguments that have poor premises to support their conclusion.¬†They are usually misleading, deceptive, and down right biased. […]

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News!

Lot of news-worthy stuff happened this weekend, but I’ll keep it down to two pieces. ūüėÄ First of all, my proposal for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been accepted. So what does this mean? This means that in March, I will be flying to Louisville in order to give a 30 […]

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Philosophy of Space and Time: A Short Introduction

First of all, I’d like to¬† apologise¬†for my¬†absence. With classes beginning and being on vacation, I haven’t had much time to do a post. While things may be slow for¬† bit, I promise to keep writing for you all! So let’s get into some philosophy, shall we? Ah, Space and time, a personal favorite of […]

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Plagiarism 101: Common Problems

Since school is starting up again for so¬† many of you, I had a suggestion to write a post about plagiarism. As technology advances, it’s becoming increasingly easy to plagiarize–and increasingly easy to get caught. Today I’m going to cover the basics of plagiarism so that YOU don’t accidentally do this! What is plagiarism? Essentially, […]

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