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The free encyclopedia. Grammar. Grammar exercises. 6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process. Writing can be a difficult task for many students. Some have trouble getting started, others have trouble staying on task, and many struggle with both. Staying focused when you’re sitting at your computer and somewhat uninspired can be a disaster waiting to happen – there’s a lot of stuff to waste time with on The Interwebs! The Internet can be a huge distraction, but it can also be the tool that helps to make you a more efficient and better writer. In fact, there are many online tools you can start using today and start getting the work done more quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Check out some of the tools below that can help keep you focused while your creativity flows!

Citelighter Citelighter is a great way to build your bibliography simply – so you don’t spend all of your time worrying about correctly formatting a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago formatting. Write Monkey Focus Writer Focus Writer is a great way to keep yourself free of distractions on your screen. Omm Writer. Online Etymology Dictionary. Cliche Finder. Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? 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? Add some to the list! Or, do you want to see some random clichés?

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. Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus. European Regions. Most have in different languages. Some regions have also undergone name changes for political or other reasons. This article attempts to give all known alternative names for all major European regions, provinces, and territories.

It also includes some lesser regions that are important because of their location or history. This article does not offer any opinion about what the "original", "official", "real", or "correct" name of any region is or was. Foreign names that are the same as their English equivalents may be listed, to provide an answer to the question "Whats is that name in... "? English name Other names or former names Aargau (Aragonese), (Franco-Provençal, Galician, Italian, Latin, Romanian, Romansh, Sicilian, Spanish, variant in English), (Catalan, Occitan), (Portuguese), (French), (Esperanto), (Polish) Abruzzo Åland Algarve (Latin), (Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish), (Lithuanian), (Arabic) Allgäu (Italian, Romanian, Spanish), (Catalan), (Dutch, German, Hungarian) Empires That No Longer Exist. Which protectorates are not listening to the US via the Snowden situation? Well, since when have the South American countries started thumbing their nose at their "friend" to the North?

America started losing its grip there when they stopped installing their own regional administrators - twenty, even ten years ago, they'd have lined up to prevent Snowden from travelling there. Historically, Hong Kong would have handed him straight over, Ireland wouldn't have even considered asylum, nor would Germany and France have had so many ministers line up to say it was Europes job to protect him. I'd argue it's a hegemony, not an empire. But it's a semantic difference. I will say that in my opinion the waxing/waning of power is non-linear. The UK was defeated by a colony in a bitter, expensive and very costly war in the late 18th century, but had arguably its best time of all under Victoria.

Alternate North America. Latin names of countries. Welcome · Digital Public Library of America. National Libraries of the World. THE BRITISH LIBRARY - The world's knowledge. Millions of documents at your fingertips. World Digital Library Home. SAT Vocabulary Building for ACT SAT and GRE Preparation. Vocabulary. How to learn the vocabulary of foreign languages. Once you have got to grips with the fundamentals of a language (pronunciation, orthography and basic grammar), you can concentrate on learning vocabulary. This is probably the most important and time-consuming part of learning a language. Associate the familiar with the unfamiliar Try to find word or phrases in your L1 which sound like and if possible have a similar meaning to words in your L2.

Build mental images or draw pictures based on the connections. Genders To remember genders try picturing a Spanish-speaking region, divide it into two and place masculine nouns on one side and feminine words on the other. If your L2 has many genders, imagine a large building with many floors, assign a different gender to each floor and place words on the appropriate floor according to their gender. Avoiding language mix ups Associating words from each language you learn with places where they are spoken will help you to avoid getting your languages mixed up. Testing and revision Learn words in context. Family trees. Free Online Thesaurus | Visual thesaurus for 'town' word. Building Vocabulary.

Page 1 of 2 What Is It? One of the most important responsibilities of every teacher is to help students develop a strong working vocabulary. Vocabulary falls into four categories: Listening: the words we understand when we hear them Speaking: the words we use when talking Reading: the words we understand when we read Writing: the words we use when writing To develop students' vocabulary, teachers must encourage a curiosity about the meaning and use of unfamiliar words and promote the use of strategies that will help students find the meaning of unfamiliar words. Why Is It Important? The size of a person's working vocabulary is both a measure of educational attainment and a key to academic and career success. Research also shows that children who enter school with a vocabulary deficit tend to continue to fall behind through the course of their schooling. How Can You Make It Happen? Indirect Vocabulary Instruction Read, Read, Read Thoughtful Classroom Discourse Talk is also important.

Word Walls. Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games. Vocabulary. 70 ways to improve your English. Skillswise - English. Mshesso:Grammar. AA = Avoid Anthropomorphism Do not assign uniquely human qualities to inanimate objects.

For instance, results do not think and the literature does not believe. Inanimate objects or concepts can perform actions, such as supporting theories, demonstrating effects, and so forth, but they cannot engage in strictly human activities such as thinking and believing. See Section 3.09 (Precision and Clarity - Attribution), p. 69 of the APA Publication Manual for further details. Return to the Table of Contents. AWO = Awkward Word Order Clear writing depends on a logical word order; placing words in an awkward order can obscure the meaning entirely or confuse the reader. . , may have been used to suggest an alternative word order. The APA Publication Manual does not provide further details.

BL = Biased Language It is very important to make sure that our language is unbiased and to avoid subtle forms of unintential bias. Describe at the appropriate level of specificity. Be sensitive to labels. See also S/H. English grammar: A complete guide. Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semi-colon or how to place relative adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place! The English grammar guide is a complete reference on the rules of English usage. Every grammatical rule is explained in clear, simple language with several examples and, when necessary, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized by part of speech.

You will find the categories listed below. English grammar is not always simple to understand, but by referring to this grammar guide you'll be able to remember the rules and apply them with confidence. Comparisons Conditional Future Gerund and Present Participle Infinitive Passive Voice Past Present Functions and classes of determiners Articles Quantifiers Distributives. Welcome to PrimaryAccess. Google Cultural Institute. That Was History. Resources for Primary Source Documents.

Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection. However, the search for these materials is akin to a scavenger hunt and hence the importance of having a handy list such as the one below to keep for rainy days.

I have been scouring the web for several hours and finally come up with this selection. I have also come across several other lists of primary sources curated by other educators but the one that stood out to me the most is Edutopia's list. 1- Library of Congress 4- Chronicling America Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. 6- Digital Archive Wilson Centre. - History, documentary and video online. Google Earth for Educators. National Geographic-Mapping.

Gapminder- World data. World Digital Library Home.