Category Archive for: ‘Writing Coach Must Reads’

Does Formula Writing Have a Bad Rap?


Do you know the definition of “formula writing?” No? Neither did I. I’d heard of the term and held a vaguely uneasy prejudice against it. Still, it surprised me when an Essay I student’s mother accused me of teaching it.

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Abstract and Concrete Nouns


As I work with students on their SAT essays, I end up seeing certain errors over and over. One of …

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That, Which, or Who?


Can you tell the difference between these two sentences?  The outhouse that Bubba built fell down. The outhouse, which Bubba …

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Just Tell ‘Em


Don’t tell ’em what you’re gonna to tell ’em — just tell ’em.

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