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What's the Catch of Having Good Writing Skills?

What's the Catch of Having Good Writing Skills? | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
From famous novelists, to the pricey editing service – it becomes a whole lot clearer why the writing skill is given some serious thought. Writing skills that ranged from good to awesome can shoot ...
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Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction

Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

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Katie Frank's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:01 AM

Though he wrote this a few years ago, it all still holds true for developing strong writing focus. Great advice!

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Involving others: from toolkit to ethos for a different kind of democracy

Involving others: from toolkit to ethos for a different kind of democracy | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Authority is a capacity to inspire trust. This is what marks a participative inquiry apart from the liberal models which consult others, but never fully recognise, nor invite, their intelligence.

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Anita Chapman: The pros and cons of writing in first person present tense part II

Anita Chapman: The pros and cons of writing in first person present tense part II | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

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Common Core: Teaching Argument & Informational Paragraph Writing

Common Core: Teaching Argument & Informational Paragraph Writing | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

Each school year I begin with “writing boot camp” where we focus on the fundamentals of writing. I have transitioned to the Common Core Standards and developed flipped writing videos and complementary writing templates to help students learn how to write strong argument and informative paragraphs. I wanted to share these with teachers who might be able to use them and save time!


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:30 AM
Good basic information....love the flipped classroom approach!
Deb Gardner's comment, August 16, 2013 7:43 AM
Me too, Dr. Dea!
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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
It been a while since we've posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions

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Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

Advice from the master of horror for storytellers, bloggers and writers...The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action....Stephen King: There are all sorts of theories and ideas about what constitutes a good opening line. It's tricky thing, and tough to talk about because I don't think conceptually while I work on a first draft -- I just write. To get scientific about it is a little like trying to catch moonbeams in a jar.But there's one thing I'm sure about. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.How can a writer extend an appealing invitation -- one that's difficult, even, to refuse?We've all heard the advice writing teachers give: Open a book in the middle of a dramatic or compelling situation, because right away you engage the reader's interest. This is what we call a "hook," and it's true, to a point. This sentence from James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice certainly plunges you into a specific time and place, just as something is happening:"They threw me off the hay truck about noon."...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:58 PM

Advice from the master of horror for storytellers, bloggers and writers. This entire By Heart is a series in The Atlantic in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. It is recommended reading.

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Writing and Reading our Poetry

Writing and Reading our Poetry | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

If you're looking for an opportunity to learn poetry techniques, look no further than the library! Join local poet Michael Derrick Hudson and examine published poems by established poets to find w...


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Facebook, Twitter and blogging actually improve students' work

Facebook, Twitter and blogging actually improve students' work | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
It’s long been deemed the enemy of correct spelling and grammar, but a recent survey has revealed that English teachers don’t hate digital technology as much as we might think.
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The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style

The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
"I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops." "Employ a simple and straightforward style," M (Stephen King on why the adverb is not your friend http://t.co/3byge2HMPP...
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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Creature Waiting at the Bus Stop - io9

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Creature Waiting at the Bus Stop
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You can encounter some odd characters while waiting at the bus stop, but few are quite as odd as this fellow. What happens at this unlikely bus stop meeting?
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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

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Nancy D. Snow's curator insight, July 24, 2013 7:55 PM

I want to try this.

Bage Shri's comment, August 6, 2013 6:43 AM
http://www.matlab-assignment-help.com/
rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 11:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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Pathos, Logos, and Ethos in Advertising

Definitions of the terms along with sample advertisements.
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The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad - The Next Web

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad - The Next Web | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some extended writing done on the iPad.

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The Problem with Writing About People You Know, and 3 Ways to Solve It

The Problem with Writing About People You Know, and 3 Ways to Solve It | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

You’re a writer, and you’re also a person who has some family, friends and acquaintances, which means you’ll almost certainly have to reconcile a basic conflict eventually: Writing about the people you know without ticking them off.


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Writing and Close Reading: Annotating for Argumentation

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Annotation: What is it?

At it simplest form, mark-ups on a text. A reading strategy as old as texts themselves. Yet at its most useful annotation is more purposeful coding rather than mark-ups dotting a page (Fisher and Frey, 2011).


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:02 PM

Close Reading and Writing are inextricably linked. Close reading or 'reading with a pencil' is a precursor to meaningful discussion and argumentative writing all of which should occur in every class every day.

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The Ideal English Major | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Ideal English Major | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

Real reading is reincarnation. There is no other way to put it. It is being born again into a higher form of consciousness than we ourselves possess. When we walk the streets of Manhattan with Walt Whitman or contemplate our hopes for eternity with Emily Dickinson, we are reborn into more ample and generous minds. "Life piled on life / Were all too little," says Tennyson's "Ulysses," and he is right. Given the ragged magnificence of the world, who would wish to live only once? The English major lives many times through the astounding transportive magic of words and the welcoming power of his receptive imagination. The economics major? In all probability he lives but once. If the English major has enough energy and openness of heart, he lives not once but hundreds of times. Not all books are worth being reincarnated into, to be sure—but those that are win Keats's sweet phrase: "a joy forever."


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Writing Prompts

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VIEW MORE WRITING PROMPTS

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Courtney Rasberry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:08 PM

These prompts are great! 

Connie Baques 's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:50 PM

Great writing, or speaking, prompts!

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10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
"Don't try to anticipate an ideal reader -- or any reader. He/she might exist -- but is reading someone else."

In a recent tweeting spree

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Quick Writing Tips: Just One Instance of Writing Like This Can Make a Reader Put Down Your Book, Forever.

Quick Writing Tips: Just One Instance of Writing Like This Can Make a Reader Put Down Your Book, Forever. | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

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Teachers: Technology Encourages Student Creativity, Makes Teaching Writing Easier -- THE Journal

Teachers: Technology Encourages Student Creativity, Makes Teaching Writing Easier -- THE Journal | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Are digital tools like cell phones and social networking sites undermining students' writing skills or helping to improve them?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:49 PM

As an AP teacher, I appreciate this article.

Chris Carter's comment, July 18, 2013 11:13 AM
Thank you, Jeanette!
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Amazon.com: So, You Want to Write a Book - Simple Guidelines to Creating Your Publishable Book (Boomer Book Series) eBook: Othniel Seiden: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: So, You Want to Write a Book - Simple Guidelines to Creating Your Publishable Book (Boomer Book Series) eBook: Othniel Seiden: Kindle Store | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
So, You Want to Write a Book - Simple Guidelines to Creating Your Publishable Book (Boomer Book Series) - Kindle edition by Othniel Seiden. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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The Key Element To Writing The Perfect Novel

The Key Element To Writing The Perfect Novel | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Imagine a circus acrobat, stepping slowly across a tense, suspended tightrope.
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Embedding your prezis - quick guide

Embedding your prezis - quick guide | Rhetoric | Scoop.it

You can embed prezis to tons of different places with the help of just a simple piece of HTML code.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 30, 2013 1:42 PM

PUT your prezis in any social media networdk

Sabrinaferre's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:57 AM

Embedding your prezis

Sandra Yeadon's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:09 PM

For you Prezi people out there ;-)

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Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning | Rhetoric | Scoop.it
No matter which one you decide to go with, you’re going to need plenty of duct tape. Probably a good thing to have around anyway.
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