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Self Promotion

Sweet Words

"I have to say that VISUAL THESAURUS is the one addition to my new Apple/Intel computer I would never be without. I write professionally and I am a dreadful typist. When I proof my work or just simple email, my VT is open. As a matter of fact it opens when the computer goes on. I have sent it as a gift to my children and friends who write as well. I have no shame about pushing a product that is both helpful, practical and reasonable in price. If you write or email often, this is an indispensable tool. You will wonder how you managed without it. And you do not need to be a computer whiz to use it. :-)" -- subscriber from Jerusalem, Israel

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If you've always longed to hitch your lederhosen to the zeitgeist but didn't know whether it was appropriate to do so with a karabiner, this month's Language Lounge is for you: we survey the influence of modern German on English, with tips from the top about when to translate and when to merely borrow.  Continue reading...
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Students gain experience writing, choosing appropriate language, and understanding parts of speech. Students learn that words have multiple functions when used in different contexts. Through these exercises, students gain practice in writing, and learn how word choice can affect both meaning and intent.  Continue reading...
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After completing this lesson, students will have a better understanding of some common words, including an understanding that simple words may have multiple meanings. Students also learn of the value of using a thesaurus as part of their writing process. By learning more of the options for word choice, students can better express themselves.  Continue reading...
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Students explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words.  Continue reading...
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Students expand their knowledge and understanding of scientific language and categorization as related to commonly known plants and animals.  Continue reading...
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