thesis statement

Placeholder

Do parenthesis in dialogue make sense?

Homer Potvin said: ↑ In journalistic quotes (I think) parentheses are used to clarify a statement by providing information that wasn’t directly spoken but implied by a previous statement or established context. Like: “I shot h...

6 Things You Need to Fix Before Handing in Your Essay

It’s taken weeks, but you’ve finally got a solid draft of your essay. You’ve spent a lot of late nights with this bad boy and it’s finally time to hand it in. You’ve read it and re-read it, so what could wrong? Well, a bunch. Beca...

Placeholder

Show-Then-Tell “the Essay”

The first time I encountered the term “thesis statement” (in regards to fiction) was way back in 2011, in one of Chuck Palahniuk’s craft essays. In it, he argued that the thesis statement summarizes what’s going to h...

How to Elevate Your Writing for Postsecondary

Writing in postsecondary isn’t easy, but here are some sure ways to improve your skill!  As a grad student, I spent four semesters as a teaching assistant. That meant anything from attending undergraduate lectures to leading tutorials or...

Placeholder

Working on an essay

I am working on an essay and I think I will have it finished within hours to a day or two. The essay is about Beethoven(real life Beethoven, not my fictional Beethoven based character), and more specifically, why I call him the master of ke...

5 Tips You Need To Know To Write A Good Essay

Writing essays is unavoidable in any school setting. Essays are long, tiring and intimidating, which means they’re usually put off until the last minute. If you’re mere hours away from a deadline with barely a page worth of words, fear ...

Three Types of Web Search – And a Strategy for Conquering the Difficult One

In A Taxonomy of Web Search Andrei Broder, a noted scholar in the field of web search, classified web search into three categories. Those being navigational, informational, and transactional. When Broder was writing in 2002 navigational ref...

This RWT Template Helps Students Craft Persuasive Essays

Developing persuasive writing skills is a process that students start in elementary school and continue to develop through high school and beyond. Read Write Think offers a good interactive guide that can help students craft a good persuasi...

10 Good Templates for Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Lessons

Earlier this week I published a post about Read Write Think’s theme poem online activity. Obviously, that activity is a great fit for a language arts lesson. RWT is known for language arts interactive activities and templates. Dig a l...

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

As educators, we know the power of a good rubric. Well-crafted rubrics facilitate clear and meaningful communication with our students and help keep us accountable and consistent in our grading. They’re important and meaningful classroom ...

Page 1 of 212

Share on Social Media