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Help Readers Read: Banish Boredom!

Five years into my teaching career, I decided to move from English Language Arts to Reading, specifically. I began working on my Master’s in Reading Education, and while I learned a lot, my biggest… 977 more words


This sentence has five words.

This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. 116 more words

Writing Sentences, Short and Long

Every couple of months or so I read a book to help me improve my writing, and now I’m reading Roy Peter Clark’s Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer… 300 more words


The 11 Best Sentences

American Scholar recently published its 11 best sentences… do you agree?

And Roy Peter Clark ‘with respect and gratitude’ has offered interpretations of why they work, which, we – also with respect and gratitude – have summarized below each sentence: 788 more words


How to Write Short: a Must-Read!

Quick:   How many words was your last blog post or article?  Under 100? 500? 1,000?  Did you get your message across? How do you know? Could you have said it in fewer words without losing its essence? 175 more words


A reading list for young reporters

I made this list for someone this week and thought I’d save and share it here.

It Gets Easier when We Stop Complaining

“Stop complaining! At least most problems do have solutions. Some others just don’t.”-Akhlis

That’s a line I’ve got for today. It as inspired by a Korean drama. 77 more words