Why Do Americans Call Football Soccer?


Big match today. But is it a soccer match or a football match?

Read More

Writing Tip #30: Don’t Confuse Narration and Description


  Don’t confuse narrative and descriptive writing. It happens all the time. I ask a student to write a description …

Read More

Sentence Rhythm and Variety


I just had to share this excellent pin illustrating the importance of sentence variety and the rhythm of language.

Read More

Writing Tip #29: Grammar and NASCAR


My favorite grammar analogy: grammar is like auto mechanics.

Read More