Category Archive for: ‘Teaching’

It’s Good to Know Stuff, Part 2


In my previous post, I began explaining how I answer students who pose the prevalent question: Why do we have …

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Teaching Tip: 3 Rules for Creating Effective Writing Assignments


One of the toughest tasks of the writing teacher is coming up with assignments that challenge students without frustrating or boring them. I’m often asked if in our WriteAtHome courses we “tell students what to write,” or if we “give them the topic.” Here’s how I answer that.

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Will Editing Software Make Writing Teachers Obsolete?


Machines rising up against humanity and taking over the world is a pretty common theme in film: The Matrix, Terminator, …

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How To Teach Writing: 3 Key Principles


We all know how important writing skills are, and we know that the average young American struggles to write well. …

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