Category Archive for: ‘Teaching’

Infographic: Left Brain vs. Right Brain


Knowing your inclination — right brain or left brain — is helpful for writers. I have always argued that writing necessarily involves both halves. We need the creative and artistic right brain and logical, precise left brain to do almost any kind of writing well.

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How English Teachers Actually Grade Essay Tests


I’m pretty sure this is meant to be a spoof. Assuming it is, it’s funny.

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Myth Buster: How Many Sentences Must a Paragraph Have?


I used to ask this question at some point in every English class I taught: “How many sentences in a paragraph?”

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Postcards and Positive Pedagogy


In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of providing positive feedback on student papers. I have always found …

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