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Keeping It real and rigorous: Summer bridge experiences for Early College High School students

By Jonathan Mathis

The days of summer are nearing an end, but hopefully summer’s memories restore and replenish energy depleted as a result of the last academic year. There are many purposes for summer—some know it as “vacation,” whereas others acknowledge a relaxed dress code, condensed courses, and possibly even earlier departure from the office. For some Early […]

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Thursday is TechDay: Three for free

By Stefani Relles

In honor of the back to school shopping season, today’s blog post is your guide to three free qualitative research supplies that no academic should be without. Express Scribe Whether you’re a student transcribing an interview for a class, a doctoral candidate screaming toward a dissertation deadline, or a technology-challenged professor emeritus wondering what technology […]

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Master’s degree and job preparation

By Bill Tierney

Some years ago an article in The Los Angeles Times discussed the explosive growth of yoga in southern California. I certainly have seen that growth in Silverlake; there must be a dozen yoga studios within two miles of our house. One of the points the article made was that at the time yoga instructors did […]

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What it’s like to be a fourth-year Ph.D. student

By Randy Clemens

This blog—the first of the academic year—now seems like an annual tradition. Over the past two years, I have started the year writing about my hopes and anticipations for the upcoming year. Today’s post is no different. Some feelings don’t change. For instance, there is nothing like the excitement of the first few weeks on […]

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Are we really back already?

By Bill Tierney

Summers are too short! I certainly got some down time, but I also was remarkably busy. I’ve done a lot of reading and writing, but I increasingly find that my “to do” list grows longer and longer. I constantly need to remind myself that I’ve accomplished a bunch of things or I’ll fall into a […]

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We’ll be back …

By Lisa Garcia

21st Century Scholar is off for Ferragosto. [Don’t we all wish we were in Italy right now?] We’ll be back with a whole new look [keep your fingers crossed] on Monday, August 22. In the meantime, enjoy the summer. Ciao!

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Seize the Voice! SummerTIME Students Speak Up About College Writing

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomed guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post features a series of student perceptions of college writing. We find both the lyric and breadth of student insight on this topic thoroughly […]

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Seize the Voice! A blog post by Lewis Todd

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s endorsement of programs like SummerTIME. Seize the Voice! by Lewis Todd Seize the voice my friends! SummerTIME was an […]

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Seize the Voice! A blog post by Brenda Manzo

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s perception of the college writing and knowledge skills she acquired this summer. Brenda Manzo’s testimony is an affirmation not […]

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Seize the Voice: A Blog Post by Julie Aguilar

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s perception of the daily workshop component of the writing program curriculum. Students rotated critique duties throughout the duration of […]

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