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Opinion

Joanna Weiss

Humanities at risk

I’ve often said that the most important thing I learned in college, as a humanities major, was how to fake it when I hadn’t done the reading.

It’s a joke, but it’s also basically true, and a valuable skill, for sure: how to speak extemporaneously, how to sense what your audience wants from you, how to make big inferences from small amounts of data.

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