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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) , Scottish writer and poet and one of the greatest historical novelists. Scott was born on August 15, 1771, in Edinburgh as the son of a solicitor Walter Scott and Anne, a daughter of professor of medicine. An early illness left him lame in the right leg, but he grew up to be a man over six feet and great physical endurance. Scott's interest in the old Border tales and ballads had early been awakened, and he devoted much of his leisure to the exploration of the Border country. He attended Edinburgh High School and studied at Edinburgh University arts and law.
Writing assignment series The five paragraph essay measures a student's basic writing skills, and is often a timed exercise. Use this Guide to help you practice and succeed at this form of writing. Getting started means getting organized: Analyze the assignment ; determine what is required.
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
By Rachel Toor The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the first American self-help book. It has been selling like crazy for centuries and has been one of the most downloaded free e-books on Amazon since the Kindle came out.
Language Arts This is the Language Arts Home page. From here you have access to some general resources for the different parts of language arts. In the menu above, I've added a link to the English Index page, which should list all of the pages. The link should be visible throughout the English section.
Aesthetic distance( also called distance): degree of emotional involvement in a work of art. The most obvious example of aesthetic distance (also referred to simply as distance ) occurs with paintings. Some paintings require us to stand back to see the design of the whole painting; standing close, we see the technique of the painting, say the brush strokes, but not the whole.
If the puzzle on Ancient Greek below "looks Greek to you", don't panic – we guarantee that no previous knowledge of Greek is necessary to solve it. All of the information you need to solve the puzzles below is in the puzzles themselves. All you need to add is some analytical reasoning and tricky thinking.
This index includes 427 references to both the Guide to Grammar and Writing and Principles of Composition . It does not, however, include references to the interactive Quizzes or to the Grammarlogs (posted responses to ASK GRAMMAR queries). The Frequently Asked Questions page and the Guide's Search Engine will also help you find help on grammatical issues, tips on composition, and advice on English usage. 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.
This page is the master list of grammar concepts by subject. If you would to see some examples of how to sequence through these concepts, see Sequences . Relevant punctuation to each lesson is in parentheses. Words in brackets are proper grammatical terms if you wish to search for more information. Nouns Pronouns