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Neaten Up Your Writing With Parallelism | Online Writing Jobs

Neaten Up Your Writing With Parallelism | Online Writing Jobs | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Sometimes, sentences simply sound better when you use parallelism. Learn what it is and how to use it to make your sentences and paragraphs easier to read. It's

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How The Cartoon Network Grew Up

How The Cartoon Network Grew Up | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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KC Ifeanyi:  "The network has proven that cartoons aren't just for kids. CN vet Michael Ouweleen explains how it's evolved its shows for new generations."

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8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo

8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
I promised not to leave you guys hanging with my last post. Now that I have a lot of you beating your shields ready for NaNo, I'm going to give you battle tactics to come out victorious (or maybe a...

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Do Financial Experts Make Better Decisions Than the Rest of Us?

Do Financial Experts Make Better Decisions Than the Rest of Us? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
No, says a new study of mutual-fund managers.

 

There are experts, and then there's everybody else. In finance, experts have studied the subject and follow the markets closely, so you'd expect that they'd be superior at betting on the stock market as well as on other financial matters, right? Well, perhaps not so much. As the psychologist Philip Tetlock—who did a20-year study on the subject—famously said: Experts are poorer at predictions than dart-throwing monkeys.

 
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Rich kids game the system by working for their dads

Rich kids game the system by working for their dads | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
The easiest way to get your foot in the door is for your dad to hold it open for you.
That's because even though the Good Ole Boy Network might not be what it used to, it still very much exists.
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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

A Guide For Teaching With Analogies - | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...
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With teaching, analogies help get ideas across. This is something writers of fiction as well as nonfiction are expected to do. This article may be helpful in developing that skill. 

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How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette from 1876

How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette from 1876 | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
"A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art." As a lover of old
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Under The Hood: 'Open Windows' and How To Make Transmedia Work

Under The Hood: 'Open Windows' and How To Make Transmedia Work | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Zachary Wigon:  "While it's not a work of transmedia itself - it's a straight-up feature film - Nacho Vigalondo's new movie Open Windows [...] offers so many lessons about how to make storytelling via contemporary technologies work that it begs to be viewed by those filmmakers who are interested in telling transmedia stories."

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Storyboard Generator

Storyboard Generator | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for developing storyboards based around scripts. Great for helping to visualise a text / script.


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Share your creative work with the Generator community. Upload to the Video Gallery and Free Media Library.

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What a fantastic tool for uper primary students to bring to life scripts

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How to Use Rewards and Punishments to Get Your Character to Change - Helping Writers Become Authors

How to Use Rewards and Punishments to Get Your Character to Change - Helping Writers Become Authors | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
How do you get your character to change? As simple as this question may seem, it's also an important question that deserves a practical answer.
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Contemporary Dance Terms. Definitions.

Contemporary Dance Terms. Definitions. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
List of dance terms with their correspondent definitions and related links.
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6 Ways to Make Money as an Author (in Addition to Selling Books) | Lindsay Buroker

6 Ways to Make Money as an Author (in Addition to Selling Books) | Lindsay Buroker | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The "KU Apocalypse," as some writers have called it, has cut into the bottom line for many independent authors, especially those who have refused to participate

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Upgrade Your Willpower: Brain Hacks to Achieve Your Goals

Upgrade Your Willpower: Brain Hacks to Achieve Your Goals | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

“The failure-proof secret to hacking your brain, forming new habits, and unstoppable willpower.”


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A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate - The New Yorker

A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate - The New Yorker | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The distinction between literary fiction and genre fiction is neither contemporary nor ageless. It bears the stamp of a unique time in literary history.
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What is mental illness?

What is mental illness? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Illness is like the street you've driven down your whole life. So familiar you've never bothered to look around. We've all experienced illness, either first-hand or via someone we know, but rarely do we stop to wonder what it really is.

 

The psychiatrist Dan Stein at the University of Cape Town and five others have tackled these issues and more in an editorial for the journal Psychological Medicine. Their approach has been to consider the definition of mental disorder stated in the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and to recommend modifications to it to be used in the forthcoming fifth edition, for which they are Work Group members.

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The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat

The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
What you eat in the first year of your life can affect what you crave for the rest of it. (Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
The difference between what the rich and poor eat in America begins long before a baby can walk, or even crawl.
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The 23 Best Countries for Work-Life Balance (We Are Number 23)

The 23 Best Countries for Work-Life Balance (We Are Number 23) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The OECD ranks the work-life balance among its members by focusing on daily hours worked, leisure time, and employment rate for women with children.
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This Man Is on a Quest to Have Coffee with Each of His 1,088 Facebook Friends

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It seems that all it takes to make the news these days is a social media account and a bizarre quest of some sort. Like this Australian man, who is making headlines with his quest to have coffee with all 1,088 of his Facebook friends.

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Online tools for researchers

Online tools for researchers | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Here you will find a list of online "web 2.0" tools, designed for researchers. The list will be updated progressively as this blogs explores the different services out there. I - Using "the crowd" ...

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5 Mysteries of Ancient Religions (Easily Explained)

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The little ploys that modern faith healers and shady preachers use to fleece the masses have been around for thousands of years, and if anything, they've only gotten less inspired over time.

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How to Find Your Character's Breaking Point - Helping Writers Become Authors

How to Find Your Character's Breaking Point - Helping Writers Become Authors | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The most important moment in your story is your character's breaking point. Discover how to time the breaking point so it accomplishes everything it must.
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Gone Google Story Builder

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Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Oscar Corzo's curator insight, January 9, 3:29 AM

humans starts for the space colonization,

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Building stories through Drive

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How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life - The Write Practice

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By the end of this post you will be using an excel spreadsheet. Don’t make that face—I know you’re a writer and not a data analyst. Or if you are a data analyst—I understand that you’re on this blog to get away from you day job.
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