Every English teacher is familiar with the complaints which accompany required reading. What many educators consider to be great literary masterpieces are “too long”, “too boring”, or “too unrelatable” for the average student. As a result, many middle school, high school, and even university students dread the novels on their school reading lists – and even take extreme measures to avoid reading them in their entirety.
That said, everyone likes a good story. While many students may shirk away from assigned texts out of habit, that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to be engaged in literature. Perhaps they just haven’t found the right medium.
That’s where Vinculinc comes in. Founded on the premise of proliferating the short story, we understand that reading material should be vividly-written, digestible, and high-quality. That’s why we’ve compiled a free catalog of thousands of short stories perfect for studying in the classroom. While we offer countless tales by literary “greats” like Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf, Vinculinc specializes in curating exclusive original content written by budding authors across the globe. This perfect blend of classic and contemporary content, coupled with valuable tools like a mobile-compatible, customizable eReader and personalized editor feedback on every story submission makes Vinculinc a dream-come-true for English teachers everywhere.
Curious how opening a free Vinculinc account can get your students passionate about literature? Check out some of the many ways Vinculinc can be an asset to your classroom:
Intrigued? Simply provide us with a list of your students’ emails, and we’ll take care of the rest. Please send mailing lists to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: Story of the Week Class Contact List. Once we receive your message, we’ll process the class roster and send everyone the upcoming Story of the Week.
Are you a university professor? We have even more opportunities for your students! Breaking into the literary industry can be tough, so we offer an invaluable, low-stress chance to get first-hand editing experience while still in college.
Vinculinc’s Editing Team is assisted by a cohort of Editors’ Councilmembers which help determine which stories are ultimately published on Vinculinc. Many of these councilmembers are exemplary university students with a passion for Language Arts. Vinculinc allows these honorary editors to read new Vinculinc submissions and give their honest reviews – all from the comfort of their dorm rooms. When councilmembers provide feedback, they not only help writers to strengthen their work, but gain relevant job experience in the literary field. We also provide letters of recommendation to councilmembers who go above-and-beyond, should they need a reference for their resumés.
Membership in the Vinculinc Editors’ Council is invitation-only. If you would like to nominate a student for a position on the Editors’ Council, send their full name, email address, class year, and a short explanation of why they would be an asset to the Vinculinc Editing Team to email@example.com. Our team will review the student’s candidacy and notify him/her if selected.