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If They Can’t Read, They Can’t Write

About eight years ago, all of us witnessed the beginning of a trend toward e-reading. The idea was if we put books and material on screens rather than paper, the younger generation would literally read constantly. At least that’s what people thought would happen. Instead, we never saw that race to literature and reading among…

Pearce Writing Guide For High School Students

Pearce Writing Guide For High School Students *I use a series of symbols to mark your paper. In the text of your paper, you’ll see the symbol. It is then your job to reference this guide to improve on the error made. Grammar & Mechanics Areas:   RO = Run-On Sentence If you have RO…

Justifying A Position Using A Passage As Evidence

In high school and college writing, students are often asked to write using evidence from texts they are reading during class. As part of that process, they are asked to justify a position using a piece or pieces of quoted evidence as backing of that position. There are several segments that must be formed in…

Why Are Schools Afraid To Set High Expectations

Welcome to the 20 minute rant! Rules of the 20 minute rant are simple: 1.) Write for 20 minutes. Just 20 minutes. No more, no less. 2.) Write about something current to today that was in the mind. That’s it! Simple rules!  Schools today are so afraid. They are afraid of parents, they are afraid…