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Tip #16: Rough Drafts Should Be Rough

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You won’t get it right the first time.

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Why You Should Never Assign a 500-Word Essay

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Assigning papers of arbitrary length reinforces bad writing habits.

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In Defense of Red Ink

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Why is red ink so maligned? And why are schools outlawing the use of red ink to mark student papers?

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Why Multitasking Is Bad for Learning

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Lots of teens swear they are effective multi-taskers, assuring parents and teachers that texting and Facebooking not only don’t distract …

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It’s Good to Know Stuff, Part 3

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In Parts 1 and 2 I explained how I answer the perennial student question, “Why do I have to know …

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