Scandal of Empire Post

In the chapter “Scandal” from The Scandal of Empire, Nicholas B. Dirks argues that the actions taken by corrupt, self-interested British officials acting within the Dutch East India Company played an integral role in helping to establish the British Raj. Officials within the Dutch East India Company used their positions of power to unscrupulously profit …

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Summary of Bruffee’s Essay on Collaboration

In his essay Collaboration and the “Conversation of Mankind,” Kenneth Bruffee discusses the benefits of collaborative learning in the classroom, and encourages teachers to implement collaborative assignments in their classrooms. First off, Bruffee emphasizes the importance of dialogue between peers in helping to shape one’s ideas and develop one’s writing. Although Bruffee sees the benefits …