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Cloning the New York Times Copy Edit This Quiz

I teach writing. The problem is that you want to test a student’s ability to edit and find mistakes, but you want to follow the rule of specificity, which states that the test you’re using should be as close to a real-world context as you

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Exercise and Recovery

The Best Ways to Exercise and Recover I started playing competitive sports in the third grade, and over the next 45 years, I have had to learn some things about exercise the hard way. You shouldn’t have to. I have two issues when it comes to exercise.

Parts of an Essay

Learn about the parts of an essay. https://learningengineer.com/practice/ws/collegeessay.html Learn about Introduction Body Paragraphs Thesis Statement Conclusion

Reader 2 Writer

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King Often students want to know what they should do to become a better writer.  There is a universally accepted and very simple answer:

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Apostrophes for Possession

One of the most difficult concepts of grammar and punctuation for beginning writers to grasp is the concept of possession. My comment is always this, “If you don’t get possession, maybe it’s because you’re a commie?” All kidding aside, we use apostrophes for possession. Of

The Split-Attention Effect in Learning

As a driver, I am sure that you are very careful and attentive and that you follow all the rules of the road. I am sure that you care about the other people on the road who, like you, are just trying to get somewhere

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Regulating Hate Speech is Easier Than You Think

Who will decide the truth? Whenever the topic of hate speech comes up, this is often the answer that people give.  First off, why do we have to decide the truth?  It’s hyperbole.  We don’t have to figure out what the truth is.  We only

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The War on Student Debt Relief Begins

The War on Student Debt Relief Begins The war on student loan debt relief begins with the usual: hysteria and a basic lack of research. The Newsweek article popped up in my Google News feed like many right-wing slanted articles for some reason, which I