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Knewton’s expanding Twitter presence

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In addition to Knewton’s main Twitter account, you can now connect with team members individually. Click an image to follow that person’s Twitter.

Lead Verbal Developer for Graduate Programs Alex Sarlin:

Associate Product Manager Sara Petry:

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October 27, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Reverse Engineering and Knewton

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When evolutionary biologists encounter a trait in nature, they perform a process known as reverse engineering to understand why that trait existed in the past and continues to exist in the present.

Take, for example, the peacock’s tail.

Evolutionary theory is based on the idea that every adaptation must increase the organism’s reproductive fitness or it would long ago have been bred out of existence. On the face of it, the peacock’s tail poses a problem to the theory. It’s big, heavy and impractical to the point of being downright counterfunctional. The recent theory is that the tail’s very cumbersomeness advertises the peacock’s high level of overall reproductive fitness. The tail announces to peahens, “look at me, I can schlep around all this excess plumage, I must be a pretty impressive peacock.”

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September 30, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Knewton Knews and Knotes

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Natalie is at the University of Wisconsin-Madison today.  Give her a high-five in person, or follow on her Twitter.

-Check out this new LSAT logic game, written by Alex K.

-Faculty Manager Dave Ingber and his play Fantasy Football: The Musical? are featured on CNBC.com.

-Knewton is posting all sorts of awesome content on BeatTheGMAT.

-Our CEO, Jose, is on Wikipedia.

-The June 2009 LSAT PrepTest is available on our site–instantly scored and fully explained–for free.

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September 16, 2009 at 2:19 PM

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So what is Knewton?

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An online test prep company.

The world’s most powerful adaptive learning engine.

An educational platform, about to do a great amount of good.

A second home to 35 extraordinarily talented people, working around the clock.

We like to believe all those assertions are true. And we plan to use this blog as the enlightenment arm of our apparatus. Check in often for thoughts and opinions on subjects ranging from subject-pronoun agreement to remixed vocab quizzes to the democratization of educational materials for learners across the world.

You’ll read insights from our teachers, our CEO, our interns, our investors and others—all from a majestic plural narrative perspective we haven’t really figured out yet.

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June 28, 2009 at 12:16 AM