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Using Draftin.com for Education. Nathan Kontny is the founder and creator of Draft.

Using Draftin.com for Education

You may also know him from Inkling, and I hope you will check out his blog at NinjasandRobots.com. Nate Kontny wants us all to be better writers. As a former HS English teacher I can completely support his mission. Nate’s latest venture is Draft, an online app that provides distraction free writing, and very cool features to support feedback and copy editing. As a teacher I always wanted to give feedback on my students work. 7 Questions to Ask Before You Start to Write. Ask yourself the following questions before you start to write your next article, blog post, or book to build your personal brand.

7 Questions to Ask Before You Start to Write

The questions may appear to be simple, but always pausing to answer them can help you save time by focusing your attention on the key issues that determine the success of your writing projects. 1. Who are your intended readers? Start each writing project by reviewing what you know about your intended readers. Don’t try to write for “everyone,” but narrow your focus to the specific types of readers you want to cultivate as potential prospects and clients. When You Don’t Understand Your Assignment. A colleague of mine directs a writing center offering tutorial help to students of a large university.

When You Don’t Understand Your Assignment

One year, he surveyed his clientele to find out how soon before a paper was due they had sought the center’s help. Did students most frequently come in two weeks before a paper was due? One week? Four days? Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List. Use this quick list of Writing Tools as a handy reference.

Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List

Copy it and keep it in your wallet or journal, or near your desk or keyboard. Share it and add to it. I. Nuts and Bolts 1. Welcome - Ommwriter. First Year Comp. If you’re new to college writing, you may be concerned about whether or not your paper “flows.”

First Year Comp

“Tell me if it flows” is what I most often hear students say as they pass their drafts around for peer review. If “flow” is on your mind, take another look at the assignment your instructor gave you. Look at what your instructor has asked you to do, and what they have said they expect from your writing. I would bet my Iphone that nowhere in that grading rubric does it say, “Flow: 30%.” I have never had an experienced writer hand me a piece of their writing and ask me if it flows.

Tools for creating ideas. Five Best Distraction-Free Writing Tools. Seems like all five choices are basically the same app with different names.

Five Best Distraction-Free Writing Tools

Kind of a disappointing hive five, not that that's Lifehacker's fault. It just means there isn't much variety in this category, I guess. My vote was for LyX, and I'll re-post what I wrote in the original vote: Free online mind mapping software. Brainstorming - Brainstorming Methods - How to Brainstorm.

Brainstorming is a method students can use to generate ideas for writing a paper.

Brainstorming - Brainstorming Methods - How to Brainstorm

In the process of brainstorming you should suspend any concerns about staying organized. The goal is to pour your thoughts onto paper without worrying about whether they make sense or how they fit together. Chaîne de peakdavid. Argument - definitions and examples of arguments - development of paragraphs and essays. Definition: A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood.

argument - definitions and examples of arguments - development of paragraphs and essays

Argument is one of the traditional modes of discourse. Adjective: argumentative. Argumentative Essay - How to Write an Argument Essay. Planning Stage For an argument essay to be effective, it must contain certain elements.

Argumentative Essay - How to Write an Argument Essay

For this reason, you must take a few minutes to plan and prepare before you jump into writing an argument essay. Find a Good Topic To find good topic for an argument essay you should consider several issues that will have two conflicting points of view or very different conclusions. Eight Tools for effective explanation. Explainers often have lofty goals in their subject matter, but we know that different people have different styles of learning.

Eight Tools for effective explanation

Explainers utilize many tools to break down complicated subjects beyond just a block of text, and we’ve collected eight of the best. Some of them are visual, interactive, or entertaining, but all of them help users easily digest intricate topics. Infographics Infographics are visual representations of data.