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May 01, 2016

Formulaic Freedom: Get Students to Abandon Writing Formulas

Effective communication is a skill required in life, but not everyone is cut out to be an author. The qualities embedded in the writing process, however, are ones we all strive to use in our lives: tenacity, clarity, honesty, creativity to name a few

January 05, 2016

Passion Projects Ignite Student Interest

Comprehensive project based learning offers students the chance to practice skills in an authentic and productive way. Not doing elements in isolation but rather applying them all as appropriate to their learning. There is no better way to make them career and college ready than actually giving them assignments that mimic those that will happen in their lives.

December 13, 2015

Do NOT Repeat What You've Said, Leave The Reader Thinking in Your Conclusion

Coming upon the concluding paragraph can be daunting and perhaps the easy thing to do is summarize what you've said to do a little recap for the reader. You think you're doing them a service, but you aren't. Read on to help students end essays in a more meaningful way

December 10, 2015

Don't Just Summarize, Add Your Thoughts and Analyze

Truly artful analysis takes a good deal of practice to master. Offer students many steps to show they know how to do it. Start with a visual. Ask them what they notice. Then ask them to write about it. Move to a movie and do the same or an advertisement of a primary document or mathematical equation. The more practice students get, the more adept they will become at doing it.

December 08, 2015

Building Better Body Paragraphs in an Academic Essay

Writing fully developed body paragraphs helps students to communicate their ideas thoroughly. Slowing the process down to help students take the task in pieces will ensure their best work. Read on to see how and stay tuned for the next piece about summarizing versus analyzing coming soon.

December 06, 2015

Teaching Students to Craft Engaging Introductory Paragraphs

Read the first part in a mini-series about crafting literature analysis papers. This post specifically addresses writing engaging and thoughtful introductory paragraphs that move away from mere summary and embrace the writer's voice.

November 19, 2015

Expand Your Audience, Reciprocity in Action With Triberr

Do you want to expand the reach of your writing and develop a killer audience? Check out Triberr for amplification of your work. It's free and easy to use. Read more here to learn about what Triberr can do for you.

September 15, 2015

Help Your Students Write A Killer College Essay

College essays are not created equally... so we need to help all students present themselves in the best way possible. Here are some tips on how.

August 23, 2015

Revision Is Necessary for Learning

Have you ever captured the writing unicorn? Most writers seldom write perfectly during the first draft. Writing is a process that requires tenacity, but there are tips to make it easier. Check this out

April 26, 2015

Using Google Sheets to Organize Student Media

We tried a lot of things before we had Google Sheets in our student media class, but since we started using it, things have run a lot more smoothly.

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