Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2012’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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Painfully Bad Analogies, or Why English Teachers Die Young


These ingeniously awful analogies have made their way around the web. Get the real scoop and laugh a little too!

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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know


How many of these “100 Words Every High School Student Should Know” can you use correctly in a sentence?

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Use Your Thesaurus


Some practical advice on how to wisely use a thesaurus.

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Subject-Verb Agreement, Part 2


The second and final article on the common grammar problem area: subject-verb agreement.

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