Thursday, April 23, 2009

Twilight: Now an Educational Resource? Um...

I'm confused.

I know it's just a huge marketing effort -- considering Twilight's fanbase -- but advanced vocabulary studies? I know Meyer used a few interesting words -- but nothing that really expanded my vocabulary.

Kids, a word of advice. The SAT isn't easy. Not even the vocabulary. Do yourself a favor and don't depend on Twilight for learning new words.


Melda said...

*choke* *splutter*

This is how far we've fallen. We used to study Dickens and Austen. Now we learn vocabulary by coming up with new ways to describe Edward the Perfect Vampire.

Just kill me now :P

Lenya said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That's just unbelievable. Sadly, I don't think this is the only instance of Twilight being used for "learning." On a site I was browsing, a person said that she had to watch Twilight (and High School Musical 3) in her English class.

I have been debating about homeschooling my possible future kids, and I think this news just decided for me :P