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Wordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List. Absolutely essential = essential aforementioned = DELETE a bigger/greater/higher/larger degree of = more a considerable amount of = DELETE OR BE SPECIFIC a decreased number of = fewer a distance of 28 kilometers = 28 kilometers a lesser/smaller degree of = less/fewer He noticed a lesser degree of errors = He noticed fewer errors. a lot of = many, much a majority of = most, much of, many a person who is xxx = a xxx person A person who is dedicated will succeed = A dedicated person will succeed. a total of seven xxxs = seven xxxs added bonus = bonus advance notice/reservations = notice/reservations advance warning = warning advance planning = planning after all is/was said and done = DELETE After all was said and done, the trip to the well was a disaster.

Wordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List

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Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one? Just enter any words in the form below, and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase... Over 3,300 clichés indexed! What exactly is a cliche? See my definition Do you know of any clichés not listed here? This is Morgan, creator of the Cliche Finder. Or, you might like my crazy passion project: Spanish for Nerds: Learning Spanish via Etymologies! Back to cliches... if you would like to see some other Web sites about clichés? © S. Special thanks to Damien LeriAnd to Mike Senter Morgan's Web page. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism. Plagiarism, I think, can be a tricky concept to help students understand.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism

I can understand how an English Language Learner in an academic setting might be tempted to copy-and-paste someone else’s work. This is a very short “The Best…” list sharing online resources that my students have found engaging and, I believe, helpful to them “getting it.” (Also, for my purposes, I’ve found the Plagiarism Detector to be a helpful tool to confirm that students are using their own words.

Plagium is a similar too). Here are my choices for The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism (and that are accessible to English Language Learners). Plagiarism is from Acadia University, and should be accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners. The Monash University Library has an accessible quiz where users have to choose if examples show plagiarism or not. Lycoming College has a simple slideshow on plagiarism.

Mt. Academic Integrity is from Ryerson University. Kids' Poetry Page. 9 Journal Writing Tools and Resources. Journal writing tools and resources.

9 Journal Writing Tools and Resources

We usually understand a journal to be a place for writing about ourselves, but journals can be used for plenty of other purposes, many of which are especially useful to writers. I’ve had my share of adventures in journal writing. As a teen, I kept a diary. Later, I had a poetry journal. I tried dream journaling, art journaling, and sometimes I keep a gratitude journal. I believe journal writing is a huge boon to writers, especially when we’re not working on a specific project or when we’re looking for our next big project. Creative Writing Prompts…Real Life to Characters. For many writers (like me!)

Creative Writing Prompts…Real Life to Characters

The beginning of a story is character. Something about a character intrigues me and I find myself wanting to follow them to see what makes them tick. Being a pantser (writing by the seat of my pants) as opposed to a plotter, I meet a character, write to figure out who they are, then keep writing until I discover a character’s story. Many times someone I know inspires me with a quirk or trait, or an idea emerges from a chance meeting with a stranger and my first impression of them. When someone is rude to me, I use that in my writing. Here are some creative writing exercises for you to use to discover some new characters through people you may know. Write about the head of the PTA, or Library Board.

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