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Teacher Resources

"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.
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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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Blog Du Jour

Wisdom of Authors

These writers maintain outstanding blogs that explore creativity and the writing life. Learn from them.

Theresa Williams

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Alton Gansky

Chris Well: Learning Curve

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Dog Eared

Books we love

College on the Brain

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!

The Ultimate College Survival Guide

Been There, Should've Done That

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Asking the Right Questions

How to Read a Book

Grammar Smart

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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...
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According to David Meerman Scott, author of the bestselling book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, the old rules of PR no longer apply. Thanks to the Internet, marketing and PR professionals shouldn't write press releases for journalists in the hope of getting ink.  Continue reading...
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