Thursday, November 15, 2012

How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What’s the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only “dry dead words on a page.” So how’s that going to work? Find out with Crash Course Literature! Also, readers are empowered during the open letter, so that’s pretty cool.

Notes

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    I cannot stress how much he spoke from my soul. THIS is the reason I’m pursuing my dream to be an editor.
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    YES YES YES!!! This is so awesome! I’m so proud of John for this. What a great way to get people interested in reading...
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