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How To Elaborate: Telescopic Text

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A question I get quite often from homeschooling parents and teachers is, how can I teach my son to elaborate …

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Show More Than You Tell

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For many writing teachers and students, “show, don’t tell” has become cliche. But cliches become cliches because they are rooted in truth. The lesson below is one of the first I ever created for the WriteAtHome curriculum, but it’s just as important today as it ever was.

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The Hardest Part of Writing Is Getting Started

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I’ve always felt that the hardest part of writing is getting started. There’s a mental inertia that I have to overcome. I know it must be done. I know the longer I wait, the worse it will be. I know that once I get going, it will get easier — that words will start to flow. But knowing all that just makes me want to take a nap. Or get coffee. And a muffin. (VIDEO)

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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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