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Academic writing guide

whiskery by jenny downing, Attribution License

If you haven’t come across this academic writing guide put together by Natilene Bowker from Massey University, I would highly recommend you download it and take a look. 33 more words

Academic Writing

Error in Student Writing: A Balanced, Developmental Approach

By Paul T. Corrigan

Paul T. Corrigan teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University, where he serves on the steering committee for Writing Across the Curriculum. 1,563 more words

Teaching Writing

Emma Coats’ 22 Rules for a Better Story, Briefly Examined

I don’t mean to rip things straight from reddit, but I feel justified in doing so today because 1: Half of these points I’ve already made on my blog, and 2: It’s a freaking good guideline. 759 more words


Don't ignore the green squiggly lines in Word

Green Vine Snake, Sinharaja forest reserve by Ziman Zimanovich, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Word has a grammar checking facility that places green squiggly lines underneath sentences and phrases in which it finds a grammatical issue. 117 more words

Writing Mechanics

Grammar-ease: Using 'who' versus 'that'

Similar to my last grammar post on ‘and’ versus ‘to’, I see mixed use with ‘who’ versus ‘that’ quite often.

Usage between these two words is more personal preference than a grammar rule, as ‘that’ has been used for years and using ‘who’ is a more modern choice. 279 more words


Best class I ever took

As a writer I think it’s important to realize the benefits of education. I know it’s not necessary to have a formal education to become a writer; you just have to write. 447 more words


canine and feline - adjectives not nouns

1947 Like a cat and dog by nebojsa mladjenovic, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Quite often you see people use canine and feline as nouns when they are talking about dogs and cats. 166 more words

Writing Mechanics