The report was based on data from 9.8 million students.
How well do you know literature?
Here are five Mark Twain inspired tips for living a better life.
Is there a way for parents to encourage reading habits in children who may have learned to handle simple texts, but aren’t turning into avid readers?
Three pieces of writing advice from the “Leaves of Grass” poet.
These reviews of 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' and 'Hamlet' are not kind.
Don't expect them to answer basic questions about their own civilization.
'No one can hold me in his palms or sight: I scatter sudden clatter far and wide. I want to hammer oaks with...'
Surprisingly, it's not reading.
Are we ignoring Shakespeare to our detriment?
'I came away...not only repulsed by her but actually questioning the very judgment and goodness of C.S. Lewis.'
Is it better to be feared or loved? Let's see how much Machiavelli you have in you!
But his Dickensian upbringing is not the most amazing part of the story.
How does that make sense?
Can you match these nine famous medieval authors to their works?
What is Hollywood doing wrong?
American high schoolers used these questions to review and prepare for tests such as the New York Regents exam.
The message the poet means to convey in his epic are not historical facts, but eternal moral truths.
The purpose of life is not worldly riches and the creature comforts they can purchase. Such trinkets can never satisfy the needs of the soul.
It rested in the idea that God makes nothing in vain, and that Grace perfects fallen nature.
Statistics show that nearly three out of four high school seniors are unable to attain proficiency in writing.
The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.
An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".
The head of a prominent reading organization just bashed classic stories... is she misguided?
Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics?
It’s no surprise that today’s schools aren’t teaching these things.
The best and clearest way that I can exemplify the harmful effects of distraction-addiction is to recall my experience in prison.
From the recently deceased Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.