A dazed couple stands stiffly beside one another. The man wears a stethoscope and stares blankly ahead; the woman gazes distractedly off in the distance. Dangling airily above their heads, a messy script
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s insight:
Let's face it: we all have that stack or list of books we hope to read some day, maybe, if we have time. The stack or list just keeps growing. Perhaps some of these books are on your list or stack. If so, voila! You will know enough to encourage to go ahead and read the darned thing or check it off for whatever reason you choose. At any rate, I suspect you will enjoy the art work and find her summaries entertaining and engaging.
Blogging is a popular activity in classrooms today because it allows students to share their writing with a broader audience and teachers to communicate with parents. There are a myriad of platforms to choose from: edublogs, Kidblog (especially good for elementary age children), Blogger, wordpress, and most LMS systems have a blogging platform built in
We rank lasting favorites for young readers, from "Little Women" to "Harry Potter"
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s insight:
It seems a little dramatic to rank the BEST young adult books of ALL TIME. Seems like there should be a caveat of (so far) at the end of that statement because, well, we're not yet at the end of ALL TIME and I'm quite certain there are more excellent young adult books to be written and published. As I perused the list, I realized I could not choose THE best book because many have different qualities that made each book important, powerful, moving, etc. to me. If nothing else, it's a great checklist for you to figure out what books should be on your reading list.
I love Spelling City, but I "lost" about an hour playing with some of these other apps. I have a thing about trying to hard to make learning "fun," but know that when learning is engaging, it's fun. These are both.
As a [former] freshman writing professor, I applaud this advice. I'd like to add:
1) If you're not sure, ask. Your professor would rather explain it again or clarify than have you do unnecessary work.
2) READ YOUR SYLLABUS. This is true for any class, not just your writing classes.
3) If you think you are not a strong writer, visit your Writing Center for each and every class for which you have a writing assignment. You will build your skill and your confidence. Those folks in the Writing Center can and will help you in more than freshman comp. In fact, even if you think you are a strong writer, having another set of eyes on your work is rarely a bad thing.
"When it was proclaimed that the Library contained all books, the first impression was one of extravagant happiness," wrote Jorge Luis Borges in his classic of philosophical fiction, "The Library of Babel."
Writing - When Google decided that mobile-friendliness will influence site rankings in search results, responsive design became a must. But what about the impact on copywriters and other content creators?
I think this is an interesting question. There was a discussion some time ago about whether or not adults should read YA literature. I, for one, say "go for it" and I've just finished several very fine YA books. They're not guilty pleasure or brain candy books, at least not to me. Okay, maybe a little but I've got books like Loraine Depres' The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc for that delightful pastime reading. I don't understand why people love to read Danielle Steele, but they do. Go for it. It's not my thing and I don't judge them; well, maybe a little, but then I read YA literature and my own version of escapist brain candy so I have no right and no room to judge. All of that to say, "No, read what you want. Just read."
I don't think we can blame terrible writing skills on Twitter. Twitter was founded in 2006 and student writing was terrible LONG before that. Twitter might have made the battle for decent writing skills more difficult, but it is not the sole contributor to the problem. More coming in a blog and not just because I need well over 140 characters.
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