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The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing

The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing
At the root of all good writing lies an understanding of how sentences are built. In kindergarten, we learn the fundamentals of grammar and the basic concepts of how sentences are constructed. For most of our elementary and secondary training in writing, we are taught simply to improve those grammatical and mechanical skills. A good writer, however, understands the complexities and rhetorical effects of how modifying sentence structure (known as sentence “schemes”) improves the flow, interest, and even persuasive qualities of their writing. They also have a firm understanding of the many “tropes” (things like metaphors and similes and ironies) and how the inclusion of them can improve reader engagement, understanding, and overall appeal and effectiveness of their writing. If you can master these forty basic figures of speech in the periodic table below (broken down by category within the schemes and tropes), you’ll be on your way to becoming a fantastic writer. Related Graphics Related:  OutilsWritān

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media Book enthusiasts: if you don’t know what BookTube is, you seriously want to. BookTube is the cute punny name given to the reading community on YouTube, and while we don't want to take away from your reading time, it is seriously addictive. On YouTube, BookTube personalities are best known for their quirky tag videos, book hauls, book reviews, bookshelf tours, discussion videos and more. Our personal favourite? Reading routine videos. There’s something about watching someone getting comfy on a big chair to read that makes us want to curl up in our office chairs with our book and a cup of tea. These tech-saavy readers lean to the younger side, representing how this generation's young adults are consuming books. And we know, you may not even like taking book recommendations from friends. Raleen reads whatever she wants, whenever she wants and that’s why we love her. Riccio is best known for her humourous and excitable nature. Heartwarming — Jenny (Jellafy) Jamie will try any book.

Logical Fallacies Classical Writing Progymnasmata The Progymnasmata The ancient Progymnasmata are the basis for the Classical Writing curriculum. The word progymnasmata is Greek for "preliminary exercises." These exercises were taught in ancient Greece and Rome to educate boys in the art of speech writing. To the ancient Greeks the progymnasmata were foundational for the education of a free citizen, who was expected to participate in the public debate in the assembly. Free men were also expected to make speeches to defend themselves in court. First, boys would master the fourteen progymnasmata. Within the structure of the progymnasmata, Classical Writing students learn to use proper grammatical constructions as the basis for their sentences. The table below lists each of the fourteen progymnasmata with a short definition and the Classical Writing text which covers it. We teach writing systematically, one concept building on the previous concept learned. The progymnasmata from Leeds University Apthonius' Progymnasmata

Mise en œuvre de la réforme des lycées LGT en LVE : formation des professeurs d'anglais - Anglais Dans le cadre de la préparation à la mise en œuvre de la réforme du lycée Général et Technologique, les professeurs d’anglais exerçant en lycée ont été réunis par départements pour une à deux journées de formation et d’échanges. L’ensemble des supports de travail et des productions d’ateliers sera publié sur le présent site. Vous trouverez ici : Des diaporamas utilisés en formation Présentation globale des programmes (objectifs, niveaux ciblés, principes…), des modalités d’enseignement (statut, horaires…) et des modalités d’évaluation (calendrier, nature des épreuves…) ; Volet ETLV (Enseignement technologique en langue vivante) ; Volet LLCER (Langues, littératures et cultures étrangères ou régionales) : I. Enseignement de LLCER en 1ère - II. Des pistes et des exemples de mises en œuvre concrètes

8 math talks to blow your mind Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. How big is infinity? Arthur Benjamin does “Mathemagic” A whole team of calculators is no match for Arthur Benjamin, as he does astounding mental math in the blink of an eye. Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music What makes a piece of music beautiful? Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness The world is based on roughness, explains legendary mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.

Clear Communication Introduction to Plain Language at NIH Plain language is grammatically correct language that includes complete sentence structure and accurate word usage. Plain language is not unprofessional writing or a method of "dumbing down" or "talking down" to the reader. Writing that is clear and to the point helps improve communication and takes less time to read and understand. Clear writing tells the reader exactly what the reader needs to know without using unnecessary words or expressions. Communicating clearly is its own reward and saves time and money. Plain Language Act President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946/Public Law 111-274) on October 13, 2010. Part of the NIH mission is to reach all Americans with health information they can use and to communicate in a way that helps people to easily understand research results. Celebrating Plain Language at NIH Plain Language/Clear Communications Awards Program Tips for Using Plain Language: 1. 3. Organization. 4.

LLCE au lycée en anglais Un article de Wiki Agreg-Ink. Page en cours d'écriture. Attention les liens peuvent vite être périmés aussi téléchargez ce qui vous intéresse et signalez les liens morts en page de discussion. Enseignement de spécialité au lycée en 1ère générale et Terminale mise en place à partir de la rentrée de septembre 2019 pour la 1ère. Première Programme de 1ère paru au bulletin officiel : Programme limitatif d’œuvres intégrales en 1ère (sessions 2019-2020 et 2020-2021) : Les œuvres seront renouvelées par moitié tous les deux ans.Deux œuvres littéraires sont à choisir dans le programme limitatif. Terminale L'épreuve est orale, dure: 20 mn (sans préparation), sur 20. Epreuves de spécialité en Tle Seul l'oral évalue les œuvres figurant au programme limitatif. 1) L'épreuve écrite : 2) L'épreuve orale :

The Selective Laziness Of Human Reasoning : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images Democrat: "Those arguments by Republicans are preposterous!" Republican: "Those arguments by Democrats are absurd!" Sound familiar? There are plenty of reasons why political disputes can be divisive, and a host of psychological mechanisms that contribute to a preference for one's own views. For one thing, political preferences aren't just reasoned opinions; they're often markers of personal and cultural identity with strong emotional resonance. An article forthcoming in the journal Cognitive Science adds another mechanism into the mix: We're more critical of arguments offered by others than of those we produce ourselves. To test this idea, the researchers exploited a phenomenon known as choice blindness: Under the right conditions, many people fail to recognize that a choice they made previously has been swapped with an alternative. Here's how it worked. There are several ways to interpret these results.

FAQ - PressThink (Originally published April 29, 2004) If you’re the kind of person who loves to complain about “meta” posts and make fun of blogging about blogging, please. Don’t read this post. … other writers trying to do a decent weblog who wish to compare and contrast, plus curious readers of PressThink, students in a Net journalism class, maybe. Some of these questions are asked frequently by readers or seen in comments. Why are PressThink posts so long? When I started asking around about how to do a weblog, I got many kinds of answers. So you decided to be contrarian and go the other way? No, contrarians are annoying. “People don’t have time for…” reasoning was meaningless to me, and I didn’t trust it. But it’s more like: this is my magazine, PressThink… If you like it, return. Fine, but weren’t your advisors just making a simple point about the nature of the Web medium? Sure, and I thanked them. I probably should learn the more classical blogger form— title, link, quick comment. Summer 2016. Hmm.

Épreuve de l'enseignement de spécialité « langues, littératures et cultures étrangères et régionales » de la classe de terminale de la voie générale à compter de la session 2021 de l'examen du baccalauréat | Ministère de l'Education Nationale et de la Jeu Note de service n° 2020-027 du 11-2-2020 Texte adressé aux rectrices et recteurs d'académie ; au directeur du Siec de l'Île-de-France ; aux inspectrices et inspecteurs d'académie-inspectrices et inspecteurs pédagogiques régionaux ; aux cheffes et chefs d'établissement ; aux professeures et professeurs Cette note de service définit l'épreuve terminale de l'enseignement de spécialité langues, littératures et cultures étrangères et régionales de la classe de terminale. Elle est applicable à compter de la session 2021 du baccalauréat. L'épreuve porte sur le programme de la classe terminale défini par l'arrêté du 19 juillet 2019 paru au BOEN spécial n° 8 du 25 juillet 2019 et sur le programme d'œuvres, renouvelé par moitié tous les deux ans. Seul l'oral évalue les œuvres figurant au programme limitatif. L'épreuve se compose d'une partie écrite et d'une partie orale, chacune comptant pour moitié de la note finale. Partie écrite Durée : 4 heures Objectifs Structure Niveau attendu : B2/C1 Notation

Concrete poetry George Herbert's "Easter Wings", printed in 1633 on two facing pages (one stanza per page), sideways, so that the lines would call to mind birds flying up with outstretched wings. Concrete or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, but which shares the distinction of being poetry in which the visual elements are as important as the text. Development[edit] Concrete poetry begins by assuming a total responsibility before language: accepting the premise of the historical idiom as the indispensable nucleus of communication, it refuses to absorb words as mere indifferent vehicles, without life, without personality without history — taboo-tombs in which convention insists on burying the idea See also[edit] Walker, John.

Programmes et ressources - voies générale et technologique - Spécialité LLCER - Bac 2021 Volumes horaires d'enseignement Programmes en vigueur Les programmes de la spécialté langues, littératures et cultures étrangères et régionales en classe de première générale sont définis par l'arrêté du 17-1-2019 publié au BO spécial n° 1 du 22 janvier 2019, l'arrêté du 28-6-2019 publié au BO n° 28 du 11 juillet 2019 et l'arrêté du 19-7-2019 publié au BO spécial n° 8 du 25 juillet 2019. Les programmes pour le portugais à titre expérimental et l'anglais, monde contemporain en classes de première et terminale sont définis par l'arrêté du 26-12-2019 paru au BO n° 28 du 10 juillet 2020, l'arrêté du 10-7-2020 et les arrêtés du 8-7-2020 parus au BO n° 30 du 23 juillet 2020. Des programmes limitatifs, renouvelés partiellement ou intégralement tous les deux ans, sont définis par note de service. Téléchargez les programmes d'enseignement : Téléchargez les programmes limitatifs : NB : il n'y a pas de programme limitatif pour anglais, monde contemporain en première et en terminale. Ouverture Allemand