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A public dialogue about belief — one essay at a time

A public dialogue about belief — one essay at a time

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Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape.

Not Being a Troll Isn't Enough: A Handbook to Being a Model Internet Citizen Remember: Behind Every Keyboard Is a Person, a Lot Like You Be Aware of and Active On Issues that Pertain to the Internet "a Lot like You" "and Active on Issues" #titlecase #corrections This Week: Answering Evil John Stonestreet interviews Drs. Bill Brown and Cornelius Plantinga about the Christian response to unthinkable evil. Listen Now | Download Last week our nation watched in horror as the aftermath unfolded from of one of the most senseless acts of violence we've seen in years. As scores of families involved attempt to reassemble the pieces of broken lives and those around us struggle to make sense of James Holmes' despicable actions, the hardest question of the human experience inevitably resurfaces: How do we explain evil? Dr.

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives : NPR Ed Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. Tone in Writing: Teach Students How to Identify Tone and Use it Effectively in their Own Writing. written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 1/17/2012 It has been my observation that students cannot identify tone, identify whether or not their writing reflects tone, or understand the importance of what they are saying and how they are saying it. Let's take care of that problem right now. After teaching students how to write for an audience and with a purpose, how to effectively evaluate point of view, and how to maintain personal voice, I felt good about myself. I called my dad and told him what a smart son he had.

How Do I Talk with Someone Whose Worldview Opposes My Own? This week on Thursday is for Thinkers, Dr. Toby Jennings explores the biblical ways to talk with someone with an opposing worldview. Promoting College Access We are pleased to share the 2015-2016 Essay Prompts with you. New language appears in italics: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success.

Thesis Statements What is a Thesis Statement? Almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of the argument or analysis that is to follow. We refer to that condensation as a thesis statement. Why Should Your Essay Contain a Thesis Statement? Five Views of Tradition’s Role in the Christian Life “If it ain’t in the Bible, I don’t believe it.” Have you ever heard said that? How about this one: “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.” You might have that bumper sticker. This I Believe Essay-Writing Guidelines We invite you to participate in this project by writing your own statement of personal belief. We understand how challenging this is—it requires intense self-examination, and many find it difficult to begin. To guide you through this process, we offer these suggestions: Tell a story about you: Be specific.

Advice on writing CVs Interviewer: LearnEnglish Professionals is talking to John Woodrow, who works in the Human Resources department of a large UK-based company. John, tell us about your work ... John Woodrow: I work on recruitment, especially – so I’m the person who reads the hundreds of CVs we get sent each year! Interviewer: Do you accept CVs as part of your recruitment process? 9/11 Post - Meg Cabot September 11th, 2013 Every year teachers let me know that this post has become part of their classroom 9/11 curriculum, so I will continue to post it every year. Here it is, for those who weren’t around that day:

20 End of the Year Reflection Questions Here are 20 questions to help you and your students reflect on the school year. You could use these informally for discussion when you have a few minutes or for a more personal reflection experience, take a few of your favorites to use for a survey or as writing/journal prompts. There is also a list of reflection questions for teachers here.What is something we did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?

Quiz: Fixing Most Common Mistakes Seen in Intermediate Written Exams I must be doing something wrong. On second thought, perhaps my students are doing something wrong. Do you know when your mum tells you off over and over again for not tidying your room and you just nod your head, promise it will never happen again and then, for some unknown reason, you seem unable to keep your promise? My students do it all the time.

This is what im writing my essay on and reading the stories really helps me get an idea of what i want to do and get ti hear other people's stories by brookeb_sstories Apr 2