Joan of Arc’s Feast Day is May 30

Joan of Arc’s feast day is May 30. She was burned at the stake in 1431, but not canonized until 1920. That event, like her death, was motivated by political interests.

Teaching Basic Composition in College

In an article making the viral rounds, college instructor John Maguire explains how he figured out “the way to turn poor writers into good ones.” Maguire begins his article with a sample of badly written college freshman writing that contains “thirteen errors in fourteen sentences.” The student’s passage is riddled with errors of subject-verb agreement, […]