Different Types of Chinese Television Series

Joan S. Reed

Everyone loves some quality entertainment to relieve stress and have a pleasant time. However, it is often not easy to find a TV series or show that one can label as a good watch. Each individual’s preference differs from another’s; some may prefer either quality or quantity while others may […]

The Multidisciplinary Nature of Linguistics

Joan S. Reed

Language is the common thread running through all human enterprise. Without a doubt the most significant invention of humanity, language makes possible the safeguarding of history, the transmission of literature and drama, and the encapsulation of philosophy. It is through language that the visual and performance arts, as well as […]

Stephen King’s Insomnia

Joan S. Reed

Stephen King’s Insomnia was first published in 1994 and like a number of King’s other novels, it is set in the state of Maine and in the fictional town of Derry. The genre of this book is not traditional horror but rather a supernatural or sci-fi thriller. Other aspects of […]

Classical Criminology and Human Nature

Joan S. Reed

Classical criminology, and its recent expression in rational choice theory, does not cut slack in terms of excusing, or otherwise mitigating, counterproductive and maladaptive social behaviors. An essential component is the assertion you are responsible and accountable for your actions. No matter how much you blame others, abuse substances, claim […]

How to Write Your Novel Using a Formula

Joan S. Reed

Think of writing your own novel? Experienced novelists, believe it or not, typically write from a basic formula, a tried-and-tested structure which they use to draw readers in. This is especially true of ones who sell blockbuster titles, those that place high on the bestseller lists. In fact, you will […]

Writing Science Poetry

Joan S. Reed

Science poetry or scientific poetry is a specialized poetic genre that makes use of science as its subject. Written by scientists and nonscientists, science poets are generally avid readers and appreciators of science and “science matters.” Science poetry may be found in anthologies, in collections, in science fiction magazines that […]

Using Trade Books in the Classroom

Joan S. Reed

Looking for a way to encourage your students’ interest in a topic? Trade books can provide the needed spark. Trade books, which are primarily designed to entertain and inform outside the classroom, can be used successfully in the classroom to heighten motivation in your students. Trade books cover just about […]