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8 Keys To Better Business Writing - Forbes

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Forbes 8 Keys To Better Business Writing Forbes It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying to be best-of-breed at outside-the-box thinking or simply incentivizing colleagues to achieve a paradigm shift in core-performance...
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Writing is the #1 most critical skill for the work place. If this article helps you improve your writing, good for you!


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Why It’s Never Too Early to Start Reading to Your Kids

Why It’s Never Too Early to Start Reading to Your Kids | Writing Matters | Scoop.it
It’s never too early to start reading to your children. Reading from a very young age will help your kids discover a love of books and learning and spark their imagination and creativity.
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Because reading and writing go together. Teach kids to read and teach them to love words, to hear and taste and see words. Then they will be that much more enthralled with the power of words and want to master writing.

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Rave on, Writers! | Talking Writing

Rave on, Writers! | Talking Writing | Writing Matters | Scoop.it
And yet, we TW editors believe that a passionate engagement with the world—and an acknowledgment of all we can't control—fuels the best writing and art. It's why we started Talking Writing. It's why creating this magazine ...
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The Golden Age for Writers - Esquire

The Golden Age for Writers - Esquire | Writing Matters | Scoop.it

"Writers have always been whiners. For nearly a hundred years, since at least the time of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the death of the novel has been presaged. And now, egged on by BuzzFeed and video games and just general hypercaffeinated, e-mail-all-the-time ADHD, the book is apparently, finally, about to die. At least we'll have good stuff to read while we wait. This fall alone, the number of big books published by major writers is astounding: Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, and about a half dozen others. Not that the list has stopped anyone from complaining. Literary circles have been so full of pity for so long that they can't accept the optimistic truth: We're living in a golden age for writers and writing."


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Why Good Writing Is Essential For Business

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Mark Twain once noted that “to get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.”I find it hard to believe the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn considered writing a struggle (though he must have--he also said, "Writing is easy.
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Holding All Universities Accountable For Student Outcomes

Holding All Universities Accountable For Student Outcomes | Writing Matters | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities should not need government regulation to do what is right. We must begin to take more seriously the major investment that our students and their families are making with us, and demonstrate why it is a good one.
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Writing and Teaching: Thinking about writing journals?

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Some pretty good stuff here about using writing journals in class.

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Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing

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Argument writing is one of three types of writing stressed in the Common Core Standards for English, history, and science/technical studies.
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If someone tells you singular 'they' is wrong, please do tell them to get stuffed - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

"If someone tells you singular 'they' is wrong, please do tell them to get stuffed. But more interesting, I think, is Allan's very sensible attitude to changes in grammar."


Just a note that what is true across the pond, may not be true in the US.

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5 tips for writing thank you notes with kids - CNN

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5 tips for writing thank you notes with kidsCNN(Real Simple) -- Writing thank you notes has gotten a bad rap as a chore that's, well, thankless.
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Daily Writing Sample: ‘A Powerful Appeal’

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth circuit untangled a knotty trademark dispute between the makers of 5-hour ENERGY and 6 Hour POWER.
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Text speak does not affect children's use of grammar: study - Telegraph.co.uk

Text speak does not affect children's use of grammar: study - Telegraph.co.uk | Writing Matters | Scoop.it

I'm skeptical, but I know the studies will continue as will speculation about the impact of texting and "text speak" in the work place.


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Who needs to write? : Global perspectives on digital history

Who needs to write? : Global perspectives on digital history | Writing Matters | Scoop.it

A quote worth pondering: "But no amount of humanities-style academic writing or mainstream wide audience writing will help students develop that specific technical-rhetorical capacity."


I have several thoughts: 1) That is correct, so be sure to include that instruction in your domain specific courses and 2) That very concern should be one of the positive outcomes of a successful implementation of the Common Core.

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'Writing is a critical form of activism' - The Hindu

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'Writing is a critical form of activism'
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“In fact, writing is also a form of activism and a very critical part of it,” says the author of novels, short stories and poems centred around bold feminist themes.
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Activism. A wonderful example of the power of the words, and the power of writing.

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10 Tips for Teaching Grammar According to the Common Core > Eye On Education

10 Tips for Teaching Grammar According to the Common Core > Eye On Education | Writing Matters | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Dav...
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The Comma and Your Career

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Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher

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If you’ve been keeping up with the educational chat on twitter you’ll know that that the discussion titled, “Every teacher is a literacy teacher” has been tweeted and retweeted by a large portion of...
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Fifteen Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly | Academic Success

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The Author of 'The Writing Revolution' Responds to the Debate

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Fiction and poetry certainly have a place in America's schools. But when students don't learn how to articulate ideas, their options erode -- and our whole society is worse off for it.
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Craft Knife: It's the Object of the Sentence!

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When I taught freshman composition, my students could earn bonus points by bringing in a clipping or a photograph of a grammatical error in print, along with their explanation of the error. Here's what I found in our local ...
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Letters in the Digital Age - Daily Beast

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Letters in the Digital AgeDaily BeastIn this age of email, texts and Twitter, are authors still writing letters? Megan Barnard of the Ransom Center looks to the correspondence of Russell Banks for answers.
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So you think grammar don't matter? - Marquette University Law School

We all know its a tight job market out their. So you got to make sure you set yourself a part from other applicants. One way to do this is to spend alot of time working threw ur resume and cover letter making sure they say what ...
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Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well

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Recent Times features, including a new series on the art of writing, inspire us to create this list of 10 "rules" for writing well. In it you'll find links to advice on everything from using punctuation to reading the way writers do.
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Gearing Up for International Literacy Day | Education Development ...

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International Literacy Day.  September 8.


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App of the Day: Scrivener, A Writing Tool for the Digital Age

App of the Day: Scrivener, A Writing Tool for the Digital Age | Writing Matters | Scoop.it
Not every writer can blast out a freewheeling first draft in a matter of days like Jack Kerouac, but Scrivener can help.
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