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Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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Scientist discover their first biofluorescent turtle While filming small sharks and coral reefs in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, marine biologists had a stunning encounter with a "glowing" sea turtle. Scientists captured footage of a hawkbill sea turtle emitting neon green and red light. The discovery was made in late July by David Gruber of the City University of New York and his team.

Grammar, Parts Of Speech - lessons, activities, teaching resources Parts of Speech Mind Map This printable poster uses color and specific examples to help students distinguish the parts of speech. Lessons and Activities for Multiple Parts of Speech Acrostic Poetry Using newspapers or magazines, students create an acrostic poem where words are divided into parts of speech. Active and Passive Voice Links to explanations and handouts for teaching active and passive voice. Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves Students begin by thinking about their own grammar pet peeves.

Academic Writing:Introduction Just as there are differences in the way we use language for speech and for writing, there are also differences in the way we write for different situations; for example, compare the following written texts: Dear Mark, My accountant friend thinks that phone company shares are a good buy at the moment so I think I'll move some money into them... Some financial advisors recommend purchasing communication industry shares.

Writer’s Digest - Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is. See if your fellow prompt responders can guess what it is.

Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy abduction (Igor Douven) Abelard [Abailard], Peter (Peter King) Abhidharma (Noa Ronkin) abilities (John Maier) Abner of Burgos (Shalom Sadik) Abrabanel, Judah (Aaron Hughes) abstract objects (Gideon Rosen) accidental properties — see essential vs. accidental properties action (George Wilson and Samuel Shpall) action-based theories of perception (Robert Briscoe and Rick Grush) action at a distance — see quantum mechanics: action at a distance in actualism (Christopher Menzel) adaptationism (Steven Hecht Orzack and Patrick Forber) Addams, Jane (Maurice Hamington) Adorno, Theodor W. (Lambert Zuidervaart) advance directives (Agnieszka Jaworska) Aegidius Romanus — see Giles of Rome Aenesidemus — see skepticism: ancient aesthetic, concept of the (James Shelley) aesthetics aesthetics of the everyday (Yuriko Saito) affirmative action (Robert Fullinwider) Africana Philosophy (Lucius T. Outlaw Jr.) B [jump to top]

The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism You should know the difference between an acronym and an initialism. Both acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but there is a key difference between the two, at least at present. Due to rampant misuse of the term “acronym” some dictionaries are now starting to add an extra definition to it, allowing acronyms to expand their scope to include initialisms. So as the English language evolves, this additional definition of acronym may stick and become widely accepted. But at present, it’s generally still good form to distinguish between the two.

The Writing for Assignments E-library Project What is it? The Writing for Assignments E-Library project is a resource to help people learn about writing at university. It includes examples of student essays and other university assignments from a number of subject areas comments from lecturers about why the writing is good - or how it could be improved How to use it 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com

Write Better: 3 Ways To Introduce Your Main CharacterWritersDigest.com One of the biggest bugaboos in manuscript submissions is when the author doesn’t properly introduce the protagonist within the first chapter. Readers want to know quickly the protagonist’s sex, age and level of sophistication in the world of the story, and they want to relate to the character on an emotional level. Readers’ interest in the protagonist has to be earned, in other words.

A brilliant resource for the nitty and the gritty (grammar, referencing, etc.) by jmcandrew Oct 11

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