From February, 2019

Thesis Statements Aren’t Complicated

Originally posted on Pearce Writing:
Too many times students make thesis statements much harder than they should. Students seem to think that complexity equals clarity which is about as far from truth as they can venture. What students need is a clear, concise thesis statement that leads the reader where the student writer wants that…

Best Reads of 2018

Here are my favorite reads of 2018. Some of these books were published prior to 2018, but 2018 is when I read them! 1.) The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai   Website: http://rebeccamakkai.com/   Reviews: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/books/review/rebecca-makkai-great-believers.html https://pearcewriting.com/2018/12/21/the-great-believers-delivers-powerful-modern-message/   Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-great-believers-rebecca-makkai/1127236681?ean=9780735223523#/     Odyssey Bookshop: https://www.odysseybks.com/book/9780735223523   Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Believers-Rebecca-Makkai/dp/0735223521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549215761&sr=8-1&keywords=the+great+believers   2.) Dark At The Crossing by Elliot…