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Indexes of Biographies. PBS - THE WEST - People Index. Bio Cube. The Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator.

Bio Cube

Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Famous Scientists - Biographies of World Famous Scientists. A typical view of a scientist is that of a person in a white coat, conducting experiments.

Famous Scientists - Biographies of World Famous Scientists

The truth is that a scientists can be defined as a person who is involved in the systematic and documented study of the phenomena that occur in nature but are not limited to just physics, chemistry or biology. They even indulge in studies related to the makeup of the earth and social scenarios where they study and try to understand the behavior of a group of individual of a particular species, sub-species or any other such classification. They can be classified into various categories based on the branch of science that they are involved in. Some such categories are social scientists, astronomers, physicist, biologists, chemical engineers or chemists, agriculturists and earth scientists. There are many more branches of science which a person can become a specialist of.

A.P.J. Composer Biographies by Time Period. Books and Biographies of Famous Authors. Profiles & Arcs. Describing Things. 4. plot. Read, Write, Reflect #2. Write Away Dear. Recognize these emotions. The Passion and Reason 15 The book Passion and Reason provides clear definitions and descriptions of 15 separate emotions.

Recognize these emotions

These are: Anger — Conspecific threat, trespass, loss attributed to an agent, unjust insult, thwarted goals, plea for justice Envy — Desiring other's stature objects Jealousy — Threat to sexual access. Fright — Concern for a future specific unpleasant event. Anxiety — Concern for an unidentified unpleasant event. The Rationalized 22 The book The Cognitive Structure of Emotions describes these 22 distinct emotions in an organized structure: Characters. Character Development. Plot and Structure. Maps. Geography. Character's Emotions.

Rainforests. Endangered Birds. Read, Write, Reflect. Browse for a bird by name and shape, All About Birds, Cornell Lab ofOrnithology. Birding. Mushroom stores. Healthy mushroom. Mushroom Cultivation. Growing Mushrooms. 123 Ideas for Character Flaws) Imagery or Sensory Words. Paper. List of French words and phrases used by English speakers. Here are some examples of French words and phrases used by English speakers.

List of French words and phrases used by English speakers

English contains many words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, police, publicity, role, routine, table, and many other anglicized French words. These are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French. Around 28% of English vocabulary is of French or Oïl language origin, most derived from, or transmitted by, the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. This article, however, covers words and phrases that generally entered the lexicon later, as through literature, the arts, diplomacy, and other cultural exchanges not involving conquests.

As such, they have not lost their character as Gallicisms, or words that seem unmistakably foreign and "French" to an English speaker. Used in English and French[edit] A[edit] à gogo in abundance. À la à la carte. Word Help. Color Words. Colour Terms This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown.

Color Words

Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. Don't worry if the colours (or colors) in your universe don't match up with the definitions I've given for these words, though - I've been known to have skewed perceptions of reality ... The Idiom Connection. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary Word List. Writing Thesauruses v2 (updated) Writing Thesauruses v1.

Verbal Irony: Types. Critical Concepts.

Verbal Irony: Types

Anton Chekhov on Writing. My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end.

Anton Chekhov on Writing
  1. cindyzzok May 28 2015
    Hi Mykel! I'm glad you found something you liked over on my PT. I was wondering where all the readers were around here! Hope you enjoy poring over some of it. May I suggest a close look at "Library of Babel"? Not just the Borges story but also the mind-boggling app. I just stumbled onto it. Type in any phrase ( truly!) up to 3,200 letters, and you will find it is already in the book and will remain in that spot permanently! Amazing. As is "Bibliotheques Ideales" by Jean- Francois Rauzier (just added it a moment ago.) Have fun!