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Google’s Ngram Viewer

The Ngram Viewer allows you to view how many times certain phrases and words appear in books and print during a certain period of time. Here the Ngram Viewer is showing the phrase “war on traditional values.”

Expecting to teach enhances learning, recall

“When compared to learners expecting a test, learners expecting to teach recalled more material correctly, they organized their recall more effectively and they had better memory for especially important information,” said lead author John Nestojko, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in psychology in Arts & Sciences

My Favorite Essays

Best Essays: Some of My Favorite Essays “Second Thoughts on Certainty: Saint Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons”—Tobias Wolff From the Book Tremor of Bliss “A Bag of Possibilities and Other Matters of the Mind”—Robert Fulghum From Newsweek Fall/Winter 1990 “The Missing Ingredient”—Hernando de Soto From the Economist

How Great Writers End Their Articles

How Great Writers End Their Articles What you can learn from the final paragraphs of 100 top feature articles from Malcolm Gladwell, the Atlantic, Fast Company, and the New York Times https://betterhumans.coach.me/how-great-writing-ends-3c8371378def

How Great Writing Begins

I found this great article at BetterHumans that looks at how most non-fiction writing begins using a statistical analysis of modern online magazines such as the Atlantic, Fast Company, and the NYTimes Op-Ed. I think that it could help writing students see what strategies professional

Copy Edit This

The New York Times is widely known for its editors who carefully vet every sentence. Well, they offer readers a Copy Edit This! quiz. You can find them using the links below.  Here are five, but there are a lot more. Copy Edit This! Quiz