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:


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

pile of money

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

Lay vs Lie using Set and Sit

Today, I want to go explain lay vs lie because students have a hard time with this pair.  It mostly has to do with the fact that the past tense of lie is lay. Present Tense          Past Tense       Past

Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement Here are some things that you should already know. 1. Point of view. First person point of view uses I, me, my, myself, we, our, and us.  Second person point of view uses you, your, yourself.  Third person point of view uses he,