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February 21, 2008
"Literacy, Education and Technology" is the slogan of the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity website, "an exciting collection of online educational resources." Exciting, indeed! Partners include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the International Reading Association, the National Geographic Society, and more. Check out this terrific resource for educators.
Writers Talk About Writing
February 20, 2008By Daphne Gray-Grant
What if I told you there was a simple, sitting-under-your-nose technique that would increase your writing speed, improve your coherence and dramatically enhance your audience's ease of reading. Would you use it? Yes, you'd say. Tell me more! But listen, my friends, you already know about it. I'm talking about bullets, the unsung heroes of the print world. Why are bullets so effective? Glad you asked! Continue reading...
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Wisdom of Authors
February 20, 2008
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College on the Brain
February 19, 2008
Attending college or entering college in the fall? These books will help you thrive in school, no matter how many research papers they throw at you!
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In this lesson, students analyze a writer's stance on legacy preferences in college admissions as expressed in a New York Times column. Then, students are asked to defend different points of view on the topic in a roundtable debate. Continue reading...
Ad and marketing creatives
February 15, 2008By Dianna Huff