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The Norton FIELD GUIDE To WRITING. Writing prompts. Writing Fiction Based on Real Science. Overview | What can you learn about science from fiction?

Writing Fiction Based on Real Science

What can you learn about the elements of fiction from stories about the work of real scientists? In this lesson, students learn about the genre of “lab lit,” then choose from a number of activities to explore an area of science through reading and writing lab lit. Materials | Computers with Internet access. Optional: projection equipment. Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window. Photo Each Friday we post three Common Core-aligned reading and writing tasks inspired by New York Times content, and classroom-designed and tested by the teachers Sarah Gross and Jonathan Olsen, along with their ninth-grade humanities students.

Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window

Tell us what you think, and how you use The Times to teach and learn. Common Core Practice Tasks | Week of Oct. 22 – 26, 2012. One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence. The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays. Writing. Writing. WRITING. How To Kick Ass at Writing Words. Links for Aspiring Writers. Undefined My Helpful PagesExercises I Find HelpfulAdvice On PlottingInterviewing Your CharacterTo the character charts!

Links for Aspiring Writers

Delve into the world of psychology to make your characters really come alive...The Enneagram (9 types)The Myers-Briggs Theory Actual Books That are HelpfulCreative Novel Writing - Roselle AngwinCreating Character Emotions - Ann HoodGet That Novel Written! - Donna Levin My Writing Role ModelsLaurell K. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap. By Maria Popova “Here to teach you how to put the pen down right.”

Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap

In 1918, William Strunk penned The Elements of Style, which his former student E.B. White revised in 1959, more than a decade after Strunk’s passing. This expanded edition became one of the most influential nonfiction books ever written and went on to sell more than 10 million copies. Nearly a century later, Columbia grad students Jake Heller (“Strunk”) and Ben Teitelbaum (“White”) pay homage to the iconic style manual, delivering what’s easily the most delightful take on the classic since Maira Kalman’s illustrated edition. Manual of Style. The Manual of Style (often abbreviated MoS or MOS) is a style guide for all Wikipedia articles.

Manual of Style

This is its main page, covering certain topics (such as punctuation) in full, and presenting the key points of others. Subpages, linked via this page's menu and listed at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Contents, provide detailed guidance on some topics. The Manual of Style documents Wikipedia's house style. It helps editors write articles with consistent, clear, and precise language, layout, and formatting. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style. 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - The Chronicle Review. By Geoffrey K.

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - The Chronicle Review

Pullum April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a little book that is loved and admired throughout American academe. Celebrations, readings, and toasts are being held, and a commemorative edition has been released. G.U.M.P. and stuff. Grammarly. Spelling. Grammar resources. Choose Active, Precise Verbs. The Subject. Printer Fabulous!

The Subject

Recognize a subject of a sentence when you see one. In a sentence, every verb must have a subject. If the verb expresses action—like sneeze, jump, bark, or study—the subject is who or what does the verb. Conjunction Junction. Grammar Quizzes. The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply.

Grammar Quizzes

The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. They are duplicated here with permission of the author, Evelyn Farbman, and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Inc. The seventeen quizzes with a gold marble. 4 in a row. Guide to Grammar and Writing. Text-only version of this page The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

If you feel we have provided something of value and wish to show your appreciation, you can assist the College and its students with a tax-deductible contribution. For more about giving to Capital, write to CCC Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Phone (860) 906-5102 or email: jmcnamara@ccc.commnet.edu Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. These pages were designed with Cascading Style Sheets and will work best with recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator (6.0+). 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong. I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward.

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong

If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. 50 Problem Words and Phrases. By Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication. So many pairs or trios of words and phrases stymie us with their resemblance to each other.

Here’s a quick guide to alleviate (or is it ameliorate?) Your suffering: 1. a while / awhile: “A while” is a noun phrase; awhile is an adverb. 7 Commonly Misused Words You Need To Stop Mixing Up. I’m saving the flowery lead-in chit-chat for another post. We both know why you’re here. Open my post on parts of speech in another tab, and let’s do this. I can insure you that this zombie repellent works. This bat will assure that we can decapitate the undead. The Point of Exclamation. Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Anybody who has ever logged on knows that online writing begets exclamation points.

A lot of exclamation points! Mocking this punctuational predilection is easy and fun. An amusing blog called “Excessive Exclamation!!” Best Usage Question Ever? 8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks. How and why to use whom in a sentence. Passive Voice Lesson. Links subordinating sentences exercises anne texas. Word for Word. The Most Comma Mistakes. What Can We Learn From Diagramming Sentences? I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens. Colonoscopy: It’s Time to Check Your Colons. Maximal meaning in minimal space: the history of punctuation. English Teacher Rethinks Grammar Lessons -- With an App. Personal pronouns treasure hunt game. Test your grammar 'smarts' with our quiz! - What are contranyms?

Sentence Structure. Handouts – English 101: Introduction to College Writing - First-Year Writing @ Boise State University. Critical Thinking. Commonsense Composition. Writing and Humanistic Studies | 21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay, Fall 2005. Daily Writing Tips. Writer's Diet. Significance, Consequence, or Reason: Creating Meaningful Thesis Statements. Ryan Holiday: How to Write Any Essay: The Spartan System. The Art of the One-Pager. Writing in the Disciplines. Clarity is important. Using spam emails in your classroom | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional. Accuracy versus consistency. The Art of Being Right. Tone Check. The Metaphor, Unchained. Skills Practice | Concise Writing. How to Read an Assignment. Moving from Assignment to Topic.

Beginning the Academic Essay. Topic Sentences and Signposting. A Guide to Writing a Senior Thesis in History and Literature from Harvard. Writing "Original” Papers § Harvard Guide to Using Sources. A Brief Guide to Writing the English Paper. Plagiarism. The Sound of a Sentence. Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns. What Is Real Is Imagined.

How to Write Great. Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well. Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing. 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer Altucher Confidential. Kerouac on technique. 26 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors. Three R's of Narrative Nonfiction. Calvin-on-academic-writing.gif 300×375 pixels. Walter Benjamin on How to Write. Writing. Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing. 40 of the Best Websites for Young Writers. New Essays: By Topic. Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers. Writing About Writing Lesson that uses Rhetorical Situation and Synthesis academic articles. Jane schaffer essay rubric.

Writing Handbook from St Joseph Academy. The Write Approach: ELA Research and Writing Guide. McSweeney&s Internet Tendency: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.