Word of the week: Heuristic

Word: Heuristic You Pronounce it: hyoo-ris-tik Definition: adjective 1. serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation. 2. encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error: a heuristic teaching method. 3. of, relating … Continue reading Word of the week: Heuristic

Quote of the day:4/12/1

"Speech is a powerful master and achieves the most divine feats with the smallest and least evident body. It can stop fear, relieve pain, create joy, and increase pity." --Gorgias This quarter, I am taking a Toni Morrison course and a Rhetoric course where I am learning about Gorgias, The Sophist, Aristotle, Plato, etc. Interestingly, … Continue reading Quote of the day:4/12/1

Word of the week: 4/6/16–Halcyon

Word: Halcyon You Pronounce it: [hal-see-uh n] Definition:adjective, Also, halcyonian [hal-see-oh-nee-uh n] (Show IPA), halcyonic [hal-see-on-ik] (Show IPA) 1.calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather. 2.rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace. 3.happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth. 4.of or relating to the halcyon or kingfisher. noun 5.a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to … Continue reading Word of the week: 4/6/16–Halcyon