Remaking the Remake of a Remake: Plagiarism or Inspiration?

The Hunger Games

Americans always have loved remakes. We have been remaking movies since The Great Train Robbery remake, which came out in 1904, one year after its inspiration. As with many remakes, however, the remake was a complete flop. Some people argue remakes are just a lack of new ideas; others believe they are just a fun new spin on an old story.

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Bad Testers or Bad Studiers? You Decide.

We’ve all had it happen to us. The “blank brain” syndrome. After you spend hours studying for that big test, you sit down with your Scantron only to realize you know none of the information on the test. Well, you knew it, but you forgot. It can be one of the most frustrating episodes in educational history, but there are definitely ways to avoid it. Read the rest of this entry »


Intelligence v. Knowledge

Synaptic connections in the brain

When I was in graduate school, one of my four jobs that paid my bills was tutoring athletes. I love to teach others, especially in a small setting, so I thought this job would be perfect for me.

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