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Announcing the Publication of Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 | Writing Spaces

The writing sprint is over, and Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 is now available. While written for undergraduate writing students, Web Writing Style Guide could be useful to anyone wanting to learn how to write for the web. Topics in this lengthy guide include--but are not limited to-- 

strategies for effective blogging, tweeting, and wiki writingan overview of visual design and photo manipulationhow to write effective links, page titles, and headingsbasic copyright and fair use principles important for the weban introduction to HTML and CSSlots of links within the text to additional resources

As with other Writing Spaces' texts, the Web Writing Style Guide is Creative Commons licensed (CC-BY-NC-SA). In addition to the HTML version currently available, over the next couple of weeks, Writing Spaces will release print-friendly PDF and EPUB versions of the text. 

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be
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The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing

The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Treat academic writing not as a set of inviolable rules but as a series of stylistic choices, writes Helen Sword, who has found that a conversational yet authoritative tone coupled with attention-g...
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What Are Databases and Why You Need Them

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
A Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research over searching the web.
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Critical Thinker Academy

Critical Thinker Academy | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
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Ten practical tips to ease final paper woes

It's that time of the semester again. Use these methods to tackle final papers more efficiently.
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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Benjamin Bloom (1956) made the specific distinction between analytical thinking (analysis) and critical thinking (evaluation), stating that the two skills differ by two orders of magnitude (2) (Lorin Anderson, in her revision of Bloom's Taxonomy, changed it so they differ by only one). So, according to Bloom, thinking critically is more difficult than thinking analytically. The reason for this has already been discussed: In order to think critically, one must understand what one is criticizing. The way to understand something is to look at it analytically: break it down into parts, figure out how it works, classify it, etc. Once that is done, then critical thinking can be undertaken: asking why something works, looking for reasons, finding limits and exceptions, judging value, discovering errors.
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writing spaces: readings on writing volume 2

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Watering the Roots of Knowledge Through Collaborative Learning

Watering the Roots of Knowledge Through Collaborative Learning | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
A new-model university uses group study and sequential blocks of courses to take advantage of how students naturally learn.
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Writing Spaces | An Open Textbook Project

Writing Spaces | An Open Textbook Project | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it

The Writing Spaces' Mission  

Our mission is to grow an active community of teachers that improves student learning by creating, using, and promoting open educational resources for the writing classroom.

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge...
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Teach with Picture Books: Fightin' Words: Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Remember reflection? That's something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to...
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Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

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writing spaces: readings on writing volume 1

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Teaching Poetry in Literature-Based Writing Courses - Order of Education

Teaching Poetry in Literature-Based Writing Courses - Order of Education | Reading wRiting and Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Teaching poetry in writing classes helps students find their own authorial voice and encourages creative critical analysis.
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