5 Benefits of Writing: Why You Should Write Every Day Writing every day has numerous benefits far beyond finally getting that novel of yours out in the open. Whether you’re aiming to improve your vocabulary, keep track of your dreams, or keep a journal of all the goings-on in your world, writing daily can bring about some stellar effects in your life. A Wake-Up Call for Your Brain Have you ever hauled yourself to work and then sat there for a couple of hours, waiting for your brain to warm up enough so you could be articulate and productive? That’s a massive waste of time, especially since anything you’d be forced to tackle during that warm-up would be tepid at best. Instead, consider hitting the ground running by sitting down with a writing assignment while you’re sipping your coffee/tea/wheatgrass smoothie. Stream of Consciousness Purging Writing a few pages as soon as you wake really is a perfect way to begin your day. What good does all of this do? Dream Recall Vocabulary Maintenance and Expansion Evening Contemplation and Relaxation
Primary Source Sets Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence Alexander Hamilton Manuscripts, images, and historic newspapers document the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. Top
Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Beautiful - pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling Begin - start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate Brave - courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
Cyber Bullying Statistics Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phoneSpreading rumors online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the InternetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person Cyber bullying can be very damaging to adolescents and teens. Sources:
Great tips for becoming a better writer There’s no one who will argue one of the best things you can do to better your blog is improve your writing technique. Remember there are more people writing today than ever before, but that fact doesn’t need to be intimidating. Write well in your own voice and there’s no need to worry about the competition. Here’s how. Read There’s no excuse for copying the style and tone of other bloggers or writers you enjoy, but reading all you can has a way to helping you absorb style through some kind of osmosis. Don’t worry about what people will think If you write like someone is looking over your shoulder, you won’t write well. Cut words where you can Less is more. Avoid certain words Getting long winded is something that happens to the best of us. Find a Routine Good writing lends itself to a familiar routine. Finally, the late Ray Bradbury said that quantity produces quality when it comes to writing.
Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources Internet has definitely marked a revolution in the way human knowledge is being generated, shared, communicated, and stored. The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge – the search engine. With this abundance of online information comes the question of credibility. Some critics argue that a tsunami of hogwash has already rendered the Web useless. I disagree. We are indeed inundated by online noise pollution, but the problem is soluble. According to Dobson and Willinsky, to be information literate a person “ must be able to recognize when information is needed, and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information”. Throughout my work as a blogger, I discovered several techniques to assess the credibility of the online information and here are some of them : First ask the question who is the author? More resources :
Academic Writing Guide APA, WRITING, EDITING, and PROOFREADING GUIDE Lee Bowman ELearningProf.net firstname.lastname@example.org © 2006 updated August 2007 Please note that everything included in this guide will be graded in your paper. Take the time to proofread and edit your paper according to all the APA formatting and graduate level writing information included in this resource. PAPER FORMAT: All written papers must be formatted as follows: DO NOT: **type page headers or page numbers. Title page: Always use only Times New Roman 12 point font; no bold print. HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT, INTRODUCTION, & CONCLUSION The thesis statement is part of the introduction and not a separate part of the paper. LEO Thesis Statements OWL: The "SO WHAT" Test UNC Handout Thesis Statements DO NOT ANNOUNCE the thesis of your paper with phrases such as “I will discuss……” or “This paper will…...” From : A thesis statement is a sentence that makes an assertion about a topic and predicts how the topic will be developed. UNC Handouts
Five Ways to Protect Your Online Reputation - AARP So to put your best foot forward online, here are five things you need to do: Know your digital identity Chances are your digital identity is pretty complex. Some of it you create — at a minimum, you should have pages on LinkedIn and Facebook. Some of it is created by your friends when they post comments and photos you’re in. Your first task is to know what’s out there. When you’ve narrowed things down, click on the top 10 to 20 links. Now, some of the other people who popped up during your search may seem to an employer to be you, though they’re not. In an extreme case — someone with your name, say, was convicted of fraud in your town last month — you may want to be proactive and inform a potential employer that you’re not this person. But keep in mind that if your doppelgänger’s entry appears far down a search results list, it’s probably not going to bite you. Scrub your social media On Twitter, you can review mentions on your profile name and discover tweets by others that mention you.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Avoiding Plagiarism Summary: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work. Contributors:Karl Stolley, Allen Brizee, Joshua M. Research-based writing in American institutions, both educational and corporate, is filled with rules that writers, particularly beginners, aren't aware of or don't know how to follow. While some rhetorical traditions may not insist so heavily on documenting sources of words, ideas, images, sounds, etc., American academic rhetorical tradition does. (Purdue University students will want to make sure that they are familiar with Purdue's official academic dishonesty policy as well as any additional policies that their instructors have implemented.) Intellectual challenges in American academic writing There are some intellectual challenges that all students are faced with when writing.
Правила чтения чисел, дат и математических выражений в английском языке Правила чтения чисел в английском языке во многом аналогичны чтению чисел в русском языке. Так, при произнесении трёхзначных чисел сначала называют разряд сотен, затем десяток и единиц. Seven hundred and ninety three семьсот девяносто три Из примера видно, что чтение чисел на английском после разряда сотен сопровождается союзом and. Его наличие не является обязательным, поэтому and можно не произносить. При озвучении чисел, в которых имеется четыре или более разрядов, чтение числа начинают с самых старших разрядов, а заканчивают разрядами сотен-десятков-единиц. one trillion, three hundred and twenty-nine billion, seven hundred and eighty million, one hundred and ninety-one thousand, four hundred and twenty-five один триллион триста двадцать девять миллиардов семьсот восемьдесят миллионов сто девяносто одна тысяча четыреста двадцать пять Six hundred and fifty four шестьсот пятьдесят четыре При прочтении дробных чисел сначала произносится целая часть, а затем — дробный остаток. Примеры чтения:
More Information on Fair Use Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Section 107 calls for consideration of the following four factors in evaluating a question of fair use: Purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes: Courts look at how the party claiming fair use is using the copyrighted work, and are more likely to find that nonprofit educational and noncommercial uses are fair. In addition to the above, other factors may also be considered by a court in weighing a fair use question, depending upon the circumstances.
How to Write a Bill Once you've found an interesting and relevant topic on which to write your bill and have done the necessary research, the next step is actually getting your bill ready for discussion in committee. A PMC bill should have three parts: Preamble: This section should provide your reasons for the necessity of your bill. Why is your topic something that should be addressed by the government? This section's clauses should always begin with a "Whereas..." As an additional aid, we are providing two sample bills that incorporate all the necessary parts of a PMC bill: Sample Bill #1: The Freedom of Marriage Act [ DOC | PDF ] Sample Bill #2: The Freedom to Farm Bill [ DOC | PDF ] We are providing a bill template that we highly recommend you use.