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  • My Vision for the Future of Education

    Education is broken. But I’m optimistic about the future of it. Here is what the future of education will look like. First, teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and educate thousands of students per year. Second, mass-market courses

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  • Ana Fabrega: From Teacher to Dreamer

    Ana has dreams to teach and start her own education company. She loves kids and has a passionate vision for transforming the education system. She taught at elementary schools for five years, with lots of hard work but little recognition to show for it. When her students were in her class, they loved to learn.

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  • Who Should Write Online?

    Who should write online? The Niche Hobbyist: The Internet rewards people with obscure interests. Writing online will help you find other like-minded hobbyists who you wouldn’t be able to meet in real life. The Think-for-Yourself Academic: Academia is hyper-specialized and often hostile to new ideas. On the Internet, you don’t need permission from peer reviewers

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  • Paradigm Shifts of Write of Passage

    Online audiences are the new professional network. Writing online is the world’s best networking activity.  Most people think networking happens at bars and conferences. That model of networking is outdated. Modern networking happens on the internet. By writing you attract people and opportunities. Skip the networking event and devote three hours to writing instead. Online

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  • Our 8 Pillars of Education

    The Write of Passage approach to education is based on 8 pillars. Together, they are our guiding principles in designing every aspect of the learning experience for our students: Pillar #1: Deep Trust Learning cannot happen without trust. Community cannot happen without trust. Growth cannot happen without trust. Our students demand an environment of deep

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  • Making Friends on the Internet

    “What makes people feel human in the inhuman context of the internet?” Our Write of Passage improvement efforts have focused on one area. A recent Tweet by Jeff Weinstein, a product lead at Stripe, provides some guidance: My problem #1 to solve for Write of Passage is strengthening the student community.  Write of Passage attracts

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  • The Writing Habit

    When you sit down to write, your mind will rebel. Expect this to happen. That way, it won’t bother you when it does. Keep going. Fight through the resistance. Once you get in the groove, don’t try to sound smart or impressive. Pursue truth and let that speak for itself.  Aim to finish once you’ve

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  • Why Write?

    Never underestimate the power of words. When you become a regular writer, you change how you live. Writing forces you to pay attention and helps you understand what you believe. Writing makes the world pop. It motivates you to become more curious about the world. It takes you to a higher level of perception and

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  • The 10-Step Writing Process

    Step 1: Create a Mega Outline Step 2: Build an Archipelago of Ideas Step 3: Outline Step 4: Write a 2nd Rough Draft Step 5: Re-Write Every Sentence Step 6: 10-15 Sentence Article Summary  Step 7: Send to Friends and Ask for Feedback Step 8: Write a 3rd Rough Draft Step 9: Turn Outline into a

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  • Style and Substance

    Less is More: Effort isn’t something readers want. Substance is. The shorter the article, the less bullshit. Treat every word like it costs you something. Good communication is the ability to say the most in the fewest number of words. The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

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  • Rules:

    Avoid Adverbs: This one is simple: delete your adverbs. If you’re not sure what an adverb is, the easiest way to identify them is that they frequently end in “-ly.” This is, again, more about pruning than outright abstinence: you can still use adverbs, but save them for when they mean something. Avoid Repetition: If

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  • A Fresh Perspective

    Writing is a fruitful habit. Expressing ideas will help you form new ones and by sharing them with others, your thinking will gain precision. Make this process your own and improve it whenever possible. Read to inspire you to write more, and write to inspire you to read more. Through this delicate balance of production

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