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Posts filed under: Writing

One of the questions that parents, fellow teachers, or administrators frequently ask an English teacher is… ‘how do you teach writing’? They ask with a bit of awe and wonder, likely still colored by their own 12th grade compositional struggles;...
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A famous study done by Donald McCabe of 17,000 students revealed that 62% of undergraduates had cheated on a written assessment at some point in their academic career. A stunning 95% admitted to some form of academic dishonesty, either on...
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“Passive Voice” was always one of those terms my English teachers chucked out there on my essays as if I knew what it meant already. As a result, I did what most students do: just pretended I understood what it...
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Did you know that 90% if all student errors occur on the same ten grammatical and stylistic errors? The difference between good writers and sloppy ones is that the good ones take the time to learn these simple fixes and...
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The concept of flow might be the most single important element of style since cavemen picked up the chisel. I generally advise that your reader is like a dim-witted five year-old with a short attention span and little interest in...
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