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Dream Scene

This week’s writing prompt is inspired by the fact that I just woke up from a very strange dream.

Creative Writing Prompt: Dream Scene
Write a scene in which a character tries to make sense of a strange dream they had.
Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments below.
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Why employers opt for future-ready graduates with a humanities degree

The most profitable companies. The most respected country leaders. The most talented artists and creatives.
A great many of the above owe their success to their degree in the humanities.
From Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky to billionaire e-commerce entrepreneur Jack Ma, these success stories show how a humanities degree has the potential for one to go down in the history books.
The humanities encompass disciplines such as literature, modern languages, law, philosophy, history, human geography, art, politics, religion, and art — as history shows, these are subjects that give its students a competitive edge in whichever industry they pursue their ambitions in.
In the future, humanities graduates will become even more crucial and in-demand by employers.
“As technology becomes more pervasive and human-centric, professionals with expertise in social sciences are needed to understand how it is best used by individuals and societies.
“Human-computer interaction work relies on designers and anthropologists to do deep dives into technology from a user perspective, and how these insights can be incorporated into technology,” says Microsoft Research Principal Researcher Kalika Bali.
See what humanities degrees are on offer at these four universities across Europe:
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER – UNITED KINGDOM
The world is ever changing and tomorrow’s graduates need to be able to rise to the challenges of the future.
If you want to enter your career with confidence, consider enhancing your potential with a Humanities degree from an internationally renowned University, ranked within the top 100 in the world for Arts and Humanities.
Source: University of Exeter
“Exeter is one of the UK’s key hubs for humanities research and education, as shown by our strong position in  national and international league tables,” said Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean Professor Jo Gill.
“Significant investment has helped us build on already excellent research performance and student satisfaction at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.”
The University’s College of Humanities is not just well-known for its world-class research or Russell Group membership.
What sets this UK University apart is also its expert faculty and future-facing portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree programmes, which work hard to prepare students for the world of work.
Thanks to the College’s prestigious partners including the London Film School, and a broad range of industry connections you’ll be able to build real world skills and an excellent professional network, as well as having access to unique on-campus facilities such as the Digital Humanities Lab, the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and the Northcott Theatre.
Plus, the surrounding city of Exeter was recently awarded the UNESCO City of Literature status, which means you’ll be studying in one of the UK’s top cultural and creative hubs.
The combination of all of the above makes for an exciting future and one fantastic study abroad adventure. Find out what this looks like for you by contacting the College today.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is brimming with culture.
Therefore, it’s the ideal place to pursue a humanities degree as you’ll have time to explore cultural and historical surroundings while analysing them through your studies.

And if you’re eager to explore the city further, then make sure to connect with the Faculty’s Illustere School as it is known to organise various activities for people who have an interest in the humanities.
The Illustere School arranges networking opportunities for students in their English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
Plus, this Faculty is also an important partner of SPUI25, one of Amsterdam’s most respected academic and cultural institutions.
So while you’re studying there, you can take part in free SPUI25 events and network your skills around Amsterdam.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN – DENMARK
Every year, the Danish university’s Faculty of Humanities welcomes more than 100 international students to their English taught Master’s programmes.
For example, their Master of Arts (MA) in Cognition and Communication will teach you about the different cognitive science, communication and philosophical theories about sensory perception, thinking and emotions.
For the Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Cultural Analysis, students will get to learn how to conduct cultural analysis, solving concrete problems in corporations, public institutions and NGOs.
With these two Master’s programmes and more available at the University of Copenhagen, you’re bound to find a humanities degree that directs you towards a new career and a new perspective on the world.
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SCHOOL OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA – ITALY
The University of Bologna was founded in 1088, which makes it the oldest university in the world.
But despite being the oldest, its School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage ties its humanities programmes to modern, cutting-edge insights.
For instance, it offers a Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) Master’s degree.This features a cross-disciplinary curriculum and grants you the skills to pursue a variety of roles such as web project manager, social media expert, digital content specialist and more.
There’s also the flagship Bachelor’s Humanities programme, but do note that this humanities degree is only taught in Italian.
Students here will have the opportunity to gain a foot in the industry through internships abroad and the Erasmus+ Programme which allows you to spend between three and twelve months at a European or non-European university.
So if you want to expand your real-world awareness in Italy, unite your talents with the University of Bologna.
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UK universities that take you to the forefront of the global education sector

As we stand on the brink of a technological revolution, ie. Industry 4.0, we will start noticing a shift in the way people think, act and work.
And in the global education sector, a shift in the way education practitioners shape, plan and teach their lessons is already underway.
In view of this, today’s teacher training and degrees cannot afford to be nothing but forward-thinking and future-ready so that the next generation has a shot at adapting easily and adjusting suddenly to our increasingly disruptive world.
One teacher, turned educational programme manager , who’s focused on the future of education is Elizabeth Primas from Washington DC.
A recipient of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) award in 2000, Elizabeth thinks that teachers are evolving at the same pace children are evolving.
“They’ll need to know technology — so they can pull off data immediately and have it accessible to them rather than waiting two months or three months for a test to come back from some place way off in the clouds,” Elizabeth tells Pearson LearnEd.
Technology will be more prominent in classrooms, but not to the point of replacing humans. Instead, it will be a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines.
Elizabeth predicts she will look back in time in 2030 and see that technology “was no more a replacement for the teacher than the typewriter was a replacement for the teacher—it’s a tool for servicing the needs of the children.”
If this noble profession is your calling and you want to equip the next generation for a world we cannot foresee, here are the UK universities which are leaders in educating the educators:
FACULTY OF EDUCATION, MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Source: Manchester Met
Manchester Metropolitan University is in the top 200 universities for education according to the QS World University Rankings 2020, and its Faculty of Education is nationally and internationally known for successfully training education professionals for this rewarding profession.
It has earned this reputation through a full suite of courses that prepare students for every stage of education, complemented by diverse placement and learning opportunities.
If you are looking to pursue postgraduate-level study, then there is a selection of full-time Master programmes to choose from.
You can either opt for the MA in Childhood and Youth Studies, MA in Education Studies, MA in Educational Leadership and Management or MA in Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education.
Over their one-year courses, students will cover their respective course’s core units as well as optional units such as Globalisation, Social Justice and Social Change; Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood; Transformative and Ethical Leadership in Educational Settings; or take up a Collaborative Research Project.
Each of these courses specialise in a particular area of study and are interlinked, so you’ll have some study sessions with students on other courses — this allows students to collaborate across specialisms, consider other perspectives, and be part of a lively, full-time postgraduate community.
Plus, with an Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) that had 100 percent of their research impact rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’ by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014-2021), you can trust that the knowledge you acquire from this university will take you to the forefront of your chosen career path.
Find out more about the full-time Masters courses at Manchester Metropolitan University clicking here.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
With the School of Education & Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), you’ll explore educational practice in a digital age and study digital learning technologies which are at the forefront of education trends.
Source: UWS
While expanding your knowledge of tech trends, you can undertake a career-focused undergraduate degree that specialises in early years, primary education, youth and community education.
The School is also a leading provider of initial teacher education through their two Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) qualifications; one in primary-level education and the other in secondary-level education in a range of subjects.
Plus, the one-year PGDE qualification enables you to enter the induction scheme in Scottish schools.
If your interests lie in academia, check out UWS’s research initiatives and range of full-time and part-time research degree programmes of study (MRes, MPhil, PhD and DProf).
SOUTHAMPTON EDUCATION SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Since last year’s rankings, Southampton Education School has risen five places in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
Now at second place, the School attracts aspiring education practitioners across the world to complete a variety of education-related courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. The Guardian University Guide ranks over 100 UK institutions over criteria such as entry tariffs, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio and university spend per student.
These include the BSc (Hons) Education degree, the MSc Education degree and the MSc Education Practice and Innovation degree.
If you want to work with internationally-respected researchers, then check out the School’s selection of postgraduate programmes which will allow you to work alongside them.
Nonetheless, all programmes here can develop your knowledge and understanding about how practice and policy are informed by theory and research and offer a plethora of career opportunities in an educational context in public or private sectors.
Source: University of Southampton
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Programmes at the Swansea University School of Education are taught by education practitioners who have wide-ranging educational experience, combined with practical expertise.
Therefore, you will graduate from this School with an industry-oriented degree that you can dedicate to your future working role.
For instance, their undergraduate programmes such as the BA Education and the BA Early Childhood Studies degree enable you to learn how to support children and recognise them as being at the centre of families, communities and the wider socio-economic world.
And graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary with QTS programme allows you to develop the teaching skills you need in your specialised subject and learn how your subject fits in the new curriculum.
So if you want to focus on subjects like biology, chemistry, computer science, design and technology or even Welsh — Swansea University is where you’ll learn how to lead these specialised lessons!
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2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 28

Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, write a look back and/or don’t look back poem.

Here we are: The final “Two-for-Tuesday” day today. And after today, only two more prompts to go.
For today’s prompt:

Write a look back poem and/or…
Write a don’t look back poem. Because some folks just want to keep their eyes on the road ahead.

Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it’s more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

Get your poem on with these poetic forms!
In The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms: 100+ Poetic Form Definitions and Examples for Poets, Writer’s Digest’s resident poetry expert and former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere Robert Lee Brewer showcases more than 100 poetic forms to serve as both an informative resource and inspiration for new writing!
After all, poetic forms are essentially poetic games with rules and guidelines that can help focus poets on how to get from line one to line done. This guide includes those guidelines with an example to help writers visualize how to write their own.
Plus, it offers an incredible mix of the old favorites—like the sestina, villanelle, and pantoum—with more contemporary forms—like the fib, golden shovel, and hay(na)ku.
Click to continue.

Here’s my attempt at a Look Back and/or Don’t Look Back Poem:
“Nostalgia”
I am a sucker for songs that look back
and tell their audience to not look back.
It’s only fitting that I praise sitting
in an empty room taking a look back.
One sucker’s nostalgia is another
sucker’s blues song singing, “Don’t you look back.”
Some fools die of a heart attack, but I’m
not one to tell others when to look back.
There’s a guitar in the hall and a voice
cries out, “Robert Lee Brewer, don’t look back.”
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These healthcare universities are highly-ranked for student well-being

Healthcare universities have been at the forefront of higher education in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to the recently-released Times Higher Education (THE)’s Impact Rankings 2020, we now know which among them prioritise good health and well-being.
This ranking measures universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global action plan for a better planet come 2030. Good health and well-being is the third SDG.
For SDG3, the universities were assessed based on their research on key diseases and conditions, the proportion of health graduates, support for healthcare professions, outreach programmes and services, and health of students and staff.
A healthcare worker attends to a COVID-19 patient at the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital near Madrid, Spain. The pandemic has brought healthcare professionals and education to the forefront. Source: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP
Institutions in Ireland, Australia, and Taiwan emerged the top three.
Japan has the most institutions on the list: 55. This is followed by Russia with 39, and Turkey with 33.
THE states: “Although the data were gathered before the coronavirus crisis, they reveal the universities that are likely to be at the forefront of the healthcare response to the pandemic.”
Healthcare universities are vital for STEM education

Ranking
Institution
Country/ Region

1
RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Republic of Ireland

2
La Trobe University
La Trobe University

3
China Medical University, Taiwan
Taiwan

4
University of Auckland
New Zealand

5
University of Otago
New Zealand

6
McMaster University
Canada

7
University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States

8
Australian Catholic University
Australia

9
University of Dundee
United Kingdom

10
Chang Gung University
Taiwan

Source: Times Higher Education
According to the ranking, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ireland leads the way in terms of good health and well-being. In second place is Australia’s La Trobe University, followed by China Medical University, Taiwan.
“The role of the university sector, particularly in the health sciences, has never become more relevant and more important,” RCSI CEO and registrar Cathal Kelly told THE.
He was referring, of course, to the role of healthcare education in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 will go down in history as the year we realised how much the world needs healthcare professionals. Be it microbiology, nursing, or public health policy, health science courses are attracting attention to the world’s top healthcare universities.
In Kelly’s words, COVID-19 has “brought a very welcome focus back on the importance of STEM and the importance of universities and the view of experts to influence policy.”
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Ad Astra: Market Spotlight

For this week’s market spotlight, we look at the Ad Astra, the quarterly magazine of the National Space Society.

Ad Astra: Market Spotlight
Ad Astra is the official publication of the National Space Society. This quarterly magazine goes out to all its members, libraries, schools, and businesses.
(Bird Watcher’s Digest: Market Spotlight.)
The editors say, “Ad Astra is open to unsolicited submissions, but prefers queries from writers, photographers, and artists interested in assignments for future issues of the magazine.”
Payment is 25¢/word.
What They’re Looking For
Ad Astra publishes articles focused on space exploration. Specifically, they’re looking for:

Features. Length: 1,200-4,000 words with two to eight full-size color images.
Book reviews and profiles. Length: 600-750 words.
Sidebars. Length: 100-600 words.

The editors say, “Ad Astra (‘to the stars’) is the award-winning magazine of the National Space Society, featuring the latest news in space exploration and stunning full-color photography.”
How to Submit
The editors prefer writers query first via email at adastra@nss.org. That said, they will accept unsolicted manuscripts too.
The editors say, “Queries should include areas of expertise and interest, recent publication credits, and samples of work.”
Click here to learn more and submit.

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12 Richard Adams Quotes From Watership Down

Here are 12 memorable Richard Adams quotes from his classic novel, Watership Down. Find quotes on success, nature, friendship, and much more.

Richard Adams began Watership Down by telling stories about rabbits to his daughters on long drives together in the car. His daughters put persistent pressure on Adams to write the story down, which took him about 18 months after finally getting started. Then, he started getting rejected.
(12 quotes from George Orwell’s 1984.)
Watership Down was rejected seven times before it was finally accepted by small publisher Rex Collings, who asked an associate if he was “mad” after accepting it. However, the novel about rabbits journeying from their home to a new, better place was published in November 1972 and took off almost immediately—winning the 1972 Carnegie Medal.
Here are 12 quotes from Richard Adams’ Watership Down that cover success, nature, friendship, and more.

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12 Richard Adams Quotes From Watership Down
“A rabbit has two ears; a rabbit has two eyes, two nostrils. Our two warrens ought to be like that. They ought to be together—not fighting.”

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you.”

“Can you run? I think not.”

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“For the first time, Hazel began to realize how much they had left behind.”

“I think we ought to do all we can to make these creatures friendly. It might turn out to be well worth the trouble.”

“I’d rather succeed in doing what we can than fail to do what we can’t.”

“It’s a man thing.’”

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“The primroses were over.”

“There isn’t any danger here, at this moment. But it’s coming—it’s coming. Oh, Hazel, look! The field! It’s covered in blood!”

“They forgot the ways of wild rabbits.”

“We all have to meet our match sometime or other.”

(33 lamentable words coined by Shakespeare.)
“You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t there. Why don’t you give it a chance to grow?”

 
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UC Berkeley: Combat public health challenges with an online MPH

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the world’s urgent need for public health professionals.
Healthcare systems, including ones in the world’s richest nations, are under tremendous strain as they struggle with shortages of not just doctors and nurses but of essential equipment like intensive care beds, protective gear and ventilators. The situation in countries less wealthy is several times more stricken.
That’s where the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) steps in.
Its online Master of Public Health (MPH) is the qualification built with the overall aim of reducing the inequity and injustice that affect the health and dignity of all people. The programme can be done in an interdisciplinary fashion or students can choose to specialise in concentrations around either Epidemiology or Health Policy and Management
Led by world-renowned faculty members, it features cutting edge thinking and professional tools to arm the next generation of changemakers on how to manage and even prevent future public health threats. Having a strong competency in health policy and management is critical for any public health professional in achieving this goal.
“UC Berkeley’s online MPH programme is one of the best in the country and provided me with the health policy and management focus I needed,” said US-based clinical pharmacist Brittany Woolf.
“I can also use my MPH at my current organisation to make it better and really help an underserved, vulnerable population through government relations and improvement science.” 
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Evolve into an impactful and influential health policy leader
Gilead. Deloitte. Genentech. Stanford Healthcare. Kaiser Permanente. BCG.
From global consulting firms to established integrated care delivery systems, these are just some of the top employers that UC Berkeley’s online MPH students in its Health Policy & Management (HPM) concentration land jobs in.
With a focus on this concentration, you will study fundamental HPM elements such as systemic issues, market dynamics, policy response and the financial impact that a pandemic can have on health systems globally.
Through a supervised practicum experience you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in partnership with a client organisation — this could be through a developing a strategic initiative or business plan or by conducting a policy analysis/evaluation.
Adding to the real world element are opportunities to engage with employers, alumni and industry experts to see health policy and management from the lens of those on the front lines and in the executive suites.
MPH Faculty Director and Health Policy & Management faculty Kimberly MacPherson explains how the concentration is a highly personalised one too.
“For my HPM class on ‘Healthcare Finance,’ I craft the lessons using branching material to meet people where they are at in terms of prior exposure to accounting and finance,” she explained.
“Students can either begin with the ‘Tool Kit’ lesson that has foundational concepts and core skills, or they can jump right into the ‘Real World’ module where the finance material is handled in an applied manner using examples from key parts of the system: hospitals, insurance, pharma and healthcare technology.”
Professor MacPherson serves as co-director for the Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) with Dr James Robinson where she engages in market access and adoption of both biomedical and digital health innovation
Such innovative and industry-relevant research at the university often makes its way into the coursework UC Berkeley online MPH faculty members set, resulting in very practical and hands-on classes.
For example, Professor MacPherson brings BCHT’s research knowledge into her classes, so that students benefit from her Centre’s efforts around how health systems can better work to balance affordability and innovation.
Professor MacPherson also gets students to sharpen their professional expertise with homework assignments that are built around real-world case studies:
“I ask students to analyse 10 years of financial data for a hospital and then use that to calculate and interpret key financial ratios.”
“They use those ratios to assess the fiscal health of the hospital and identify areas they would want to better understand so that they could offer recommendations. At the end of the class they are given the assignment to evaluate if a hospital should invest in a US$4 million piece of radiation/radio surgery equipment.”
Another highly-regarded faculty member teaching the online MPH degree is Professor William Dow.
Dow teaches the Economics of Population Health class, where he introduces MPH students to skills that have global applicability.
“Beyond the practical tools such as cost-effectiveness analysis which help in resource prioritisation decisions, I help students to understand how economists think and how to use economists’ language in public debates,” he explained.
“This helps them to be more effective public health advocates and communicators about the importance of public health investments.”
Dow also encourages students to discuss applications to policy and programme planning decisions, and students conduct an analysis themselves as part of a group project.
“Many graduates have told me of the subsequent usefulness of these tools in their jobs,” he adds.
Other online MPH courses pair students with healthcare organisations to work on real-world challenges.
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John Botdker an HPM student who is close to graduation describes his “Strategy in the Healthcare Sector” course as his “most memorable” class so far thanks to the client facing project embedded as part of it.
Led by the “really knowledgeable” Professor Joseph Houska, who was part of the executive leadership team at California-based integrated health system Kaiser Permanente, students work in teams of five on a real-life strategy consulting project.
“Clients have included major health plans, community clinics, international NGOs, multinational corporations and technology savvy start-ups,” said Professor Houska.
He explains that his eight-week engagement demands attention and commitment from students, but it always results in very significant learning experiences:
“One of the best final client presentations in the five years I have taught the course was managed by a student team coming together from San Rafael and Berkeley in California, Pennsylvania, Liberia, and Singapore,” he said.
“The amount of practical knowledge and skill it took to prepare and deliver such a presentation is a great tribute to the students and to the programme that attracted them to Berkeley and organised their learning while here.”
Houska’s student Bodtker is currently paired with an accountable care organisation (ACO), where he gets to work directly with the company’s founder.
Professor Houska attends many of the student-company meetings as well as regularly  connecting with Bodtker’s MPH team to brainstorm approaches, discuss how to communicate with executives, maximise students’ experience and ensure the company is pleased with the final strategic deliverables.
“I really can’t say enough about how great this experience has been, and the whole course has been expertly planned and executed.”
He adds: “This is why I’m glad I chose UC Berkeley as they have definitely delivered on this course.”
The HPM curriculum can be combined with a range of electives courses to suit each student’s professional goals including those from the new online Epidemiology concentration.
Current HPM students are selecting electives that focus their study on improving healthcare outcomes through addressing drug safety, market access and the cost of prescription drugs, improving infectious disease control in healthcare settings, using spatial data to inform healthcare decisions as well as designing better public health programmes to improve healthcare outcomes.
So, if you want to invest in becoming a public health changemaker, click here to join UC Berkeley’s online MPH 2020 intake and take a closer look at the Health Policy & Management concentration and their new concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 
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2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, write a massive poem.

After today’s poem, we’ll be only three days from the finish line for this year’s challenge. Let’s poem on!
For today’s prompt, write a massive poem. The poem itself could be massive in size and length. Or it could take on a massive problem, describe a supermassive black hole, or praise a massive bowl of ice cream covered in chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Whatever you write, I hope it’s a massive success.
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it’s more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

Get your poem on with these poetic forms!
In The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms: 100+ Poetic Form Definitions and Examples for Poets, Writer’s Digest’s resident poetry expert and former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere Robert Lee Brewer showcases more than 100 poetic forms to serve as both an informative resource and inspiration for new writing!
After all, poetic forms are essentially poetic games with rules and guidelines that can help focus poets on how to get from line one to line done. This guide includes those guidelines with an example to help writers visualize how to write their own.
Plus, it offers an incredible mix of the old favorites—like the sestina, villanelle, and pantoum—with more contemporary forms—like the fib, golden shovel, and hay(na)ku.
Click to continue.

Here’s my attempt at a Massive Poem:
“Would You Rather”
Would you rather have a massive
amount of cash or happiness?
Choose one, and please, don’t be passive–
would you rather have a massive
headache or have a combative
child? One more or the other less?
Would you rather have a massive
amount of cash or happiness?
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Surveys show that the vast majority of Indian students are still keen to study abroad in near future

We may be living through a pandemic, but it hasn’t crushed the dreams of Indian students who want to study abroad.
Seventy percent of prospective international students from India surveyed by Mumbai-based edtech startup Yocket want to continue with their applications to study overseas, according to The PIE News.
A fifth of respondents said it was “too early to decide,” while another nine percent suggested they wanted to defer their admission.
Only one percent of survey respondents said that wanted to remain in the country and study in India.
Edu-tech platform Leverage Edu also conducted a similar survey among Indian students registered on their platform who plan to continue their higher education abroad
The results showed that 76 percent of Indian students are planning to go ahead with their study abroad plans in the next six to 10 months (September or January intakes) — 16 percent said that they will make a decision by summer, while eight percent are considering deferring their process due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, those considering deferring their plans or have yet to decide about it were initially unaware of measures taken by universities for the September 2020 and January 2021 intakes — such as blended learning options — when they answered the survey.
After learning about these measures, 91 percent were convinced enough that they reverted to their original plan of studying in an international university in the next six to 10 months.
Indian bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Australia Chancellor of La Trobe University, Australian John Brumby (R) pose for pictures during the La Trobe University PhD scholarship to PhD research student Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi (C)at the Indian Cinema Attraction Fund and 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Celebration, in Mumbai on February 26, 2020. Source: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP
The results of these surveys show that the international student market should bounce back as soon as it becomes safe to travel again and in-person classes can resume.
Yocket co-founder Sumeet Jain said in a statement, “We have seen panic among students looking to study abroad. Many of the students were in the middle of their applications for the fall 2020 season.”
He advised Indian students not to abandon their applications to study abroad amidst the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.
Although classes will likely continue online in summer and fall semesters, it’s still worth it to go ahead and begin your programmes so you don’t waste any time in your academic career.
Jain said, “If the students aren’t able to complete their process they would end up wasting a year. We don’t want that to happen. Even if the term starts online or a bit late, they would need to be prepared. We want to be sure that students don’t waste this time in panic.”
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