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Preparation for Unseen Commentary: Reading Poetry

ibbible:

Read with a pencil

Read a poem with a pencil in your hand.

Mark it up; write in the margins; react to it; get involved with it. Circle important, or striking, or repeated words. Draw lines to connect related ideas. Mark difficult or confusing words, lines, and passages.

Read through the poem,…

tabby-flenderson:

Hey everyone, send me your mbti type and your favorite color, if you please!

INFP, light green

English Pronunciation

acrumblebatchwithcustardfreeman:

pantlesscait:

sherlockismysuicidenote:

kanrose:

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

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OUR TEACHER MADE US READ THIS OUT LOUD IN CLASS AND I DIED

I still can’t say anemone

I only stuttered like twice and I’m stupidly proud.

crimical:

You Know You’re an INFP When…

tabby-flenderson:

…you’ve ever been caught staring at an inanimate object with a strange smile on your face for an extended period of time.

jtotheizzoe:

sagansense:

Here are a compilation of recordings made in space, recorded by either NASA or SETI. I don’t know, I just really like space and the sounds can be soothing. I hope that you will agree. +more masterposts 

+listen
Recordings Of Earth: Recorded by NASA.
Jupiter sound waves: This is the sound Jupiter emits via electromagnetic waves.
Wow! signal: The Wow! Signal is a signal of unknown origin found by SETI. The signal surpirsed the founder so much, he wrote WOW! right on the paper.
Jupiter’s radio Waves: These sounds, recorded by the Cassini space probe, are recordings of the radio waves of Jupiter. 
Saturn’s Radio Emissions: This audio was recorded by the Cassini spacecraft picked up in April of 2002.
More Saturn’s Radio Emissions: This audio was recorded by the Cassini spacecraft picked up in April of 2002.
Uranus: Voyager recording of Uranus.
Mercury: These sounds were captured from an orbiting satellite from back in 1999 - 2001 I think.
Pluto: Sounds of the lonely planet.
Neptune: Recorded by Voyager II August 24-25, 1989.
Saturn’s rings: Recorded by Voyager 2 on 25 August 1981.
Sounds of the Sun: From the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which was launched February 11, 2010.
Outside the Solar System: NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. November 2012

+bonus
The Sounds of Earth: The full five hours of the mixtape we sent out on both the Voyager probes.
Voyager Photo Album: Images voyager took.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Engine hum for 24 hours.

#WSW2014

There may not be sound IN space, but that doesn’t mean we don’t make a whole lot of cool ones FROM it.

One of my very first OKTBS YouTube videos was about space sounds. It features some not listed above, tune in here:

skunkbear:

If you were on the moon during a lunar eclipse, you would be basking in the light from all the sunsets and sunrises on earth at that moment. (And that’s why blood moons are red!)

PS - Send pictures of this morning’s eclipse to nprskunkbear@gmail.com

npr:

"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It’s a two-semester course." "She’s a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.

Essentially, this means measuring not how much you’ve learned, but how long you’ve spent trying to learn it.

The conventions of the credit hour, the semester and the academic year were formalized in the early 1900s. Time forms the template for designing college programs, accrediting them and — crucially — funding them using federal student aid.

But in 2013, for the first time, the Department of Education took steps to loosen the rules.

The new idea: Allow institutions to get student-aid funding by creating programs that directly measure learning, not time. Students can move at their own pace. The school certifies — measures — what they know and are able to do.

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR