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writing skills - The Guardian

writing skills - The Guardian | Being an author | Scoop.it
Using Michael Halliday's theory of functional language, history teacher Lee Donaghy transformed his students' speaking and written work.
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OK this is more like it! A proper teacher...

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Press and Journal - Article - Reading, writing and. . . spellcheck?

Press and Journal - Article - Reading, writing and. . . spellcheck? | Being an author | Scoop.it

An academic has claimed youngsters do not need to learn how to spell properly – and should rely on technology instead.

Professor Sugata Mitra, who specialises in educational technology at Newcastle University, said an emphasis on literacy in schools was no longer needed as youngsters could correct mistakes on their smartphones instead.


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SERIOUSLY???!!! He's an academic looking for a headline!

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hi spirits: Vonnegut on Writing - from Brain Pickings

hi spirits: Vonnegut on Writing - from Brain Pickings | Being an author | Scoop.it

Find a Subject You Care AboutFind a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. A petition to the mayor about a pothole in front of your house or a love letter to the girl next door will do. 


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Emotional conncetion with you readers is crucial

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Sarah Vitale's comment, August 5, 2013 12:34 PM
OOPs, correct spelling would be good..sorry! CONNECTION