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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.


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This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Writing Resources from UW-Stout for face to face and online students

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Strong writing is an essential for any online student or online teacher. Here are resources provided to all UW-Stout students.


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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 26, 2013 10:57 AM
I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day

5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Did you know that writing helps students remember recently learned material? Learn about a variety of ways that having students writing every day can help both students and teachers in the classroom.


Are your students writing as much as they should be? Classroom writing, done with willful focus and daily diligence, remains an essential part of educating students of all ages, including adults. Here are five reasons why classroom writing is still a must:

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CristinaSkyBox: Writing Skills, Diaries & Timelines

CristinaSkyBox: Writing Skills, Diaries & Timelines | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

As a language learner, I was fortunate to have always learnt a language with the same script. I needed words and learnt them. I needed to communicate and so I practiced speaking. I was asked to write and I stumbled - for every language has its own peculiar writing culture.


It is with the thought of own students in mind that I include this post on writing. My students will be taking an international exam which will include writing. Their own native tongue uses a different script and English is not much used in their lives outside the classroom. Many succeed this exam. Some don't at first. Writing is no simple task in any language, let alone in a foreign language such as English.

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LEGO.com : Comic Builder

LEGO.com : Comic Builder | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The LEGO City Comic Builder is here. Tell your stories in the form of comics, print and share with friends!


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Top 10 Online Note Taking Applications

Top 10 Online Note Taking Applications | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

While there are many online note taking applications, we compiled a list of those we felt were richer in features and usability. Here are the top ten.


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Reading and writing strategies for articles from scholarly journals (Peer Reviewed).

Reading and Writing Strategies for articles from Scholarly Journals (Peer Reviewed) presentation created by: Karen Hornberger Library Media Specialist Palisa...
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Short and well written slide show packed with wise advice. If you're in high school or graduate school these tips will save you stress and improve your  comprehension and the quality of your writing.  (Includes complete transcript of the presentation).

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 2, 2014 7:27 AM
Reading and writing strategies for articles from scholarly journals (Peer Reviewed).
Stephanie Roberts's curator insight, June 11, 2015 9:52 AM

Strategies for showing simple steps for researching.

Eric Coreas's curator insight, April 4, 2016 12:29 AM
This is actually a power point on strategies for reading and writing articles from Scholarly Journals. The writer is actually a high school student and lists steps on how to do this. She writes mainly the basics on how to do this. The information she gives is pretty accurate as well. Nonetheless this writer did a god job in listing these steps because they can come in handy for people who struggle with things like this. The writer’s audience would be anyone who struggles reading and writing these articles and would like to learn the basics. The writer’s main point is to teach the reader these strategies that way they can use them when dealing with this. I think even if the this is written by a high school student it comes from a credible source because this power point has over 10,000 views. The student did a nice job in presenting these strategies.
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Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Article abstracts typically say little about what the researcher has discovered or what the key findings are, what they are arguing as a ‘bottom line’, or what key ‘take-away points’ they want read...

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:27 AM

Guide to writing good abstracts.

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Where Do Periods Go in Quotations?

Grammar Girl explains the differences between American and British rules of grammar. 

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5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice

5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Positive digital footprints

These kids need to establish a positive digital footprint. Without question, it will be the norm for these students to be Googled when they begin to seek employment.


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julie fear's curator insight, January 21, 2015 4:11 PM

empowering students to become writers for large, interactive audiences

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29 Commandments for the 21st Century Human

To survive in the 21st century you need to be able to think, select and act independently, creatively. Here are 29 great ways to stay or become more creative and independent in these fast-changing times.


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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.