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Prepare Students for College Writing
How can you support your students in the transition from high school to college writing? A seasoned English instructor shares tips on how to help students tackle the range of writing assignments they’ll encounter and enter broader academic conversations. Learn more!
The (Course) Pack Mentality
When assigning students a course pack, think ahead about how you’d like students to cite the included works. Learn more!
Spark Better Peer Review
Get tips from an expert writing teacher on how using Google Docs can spark student engagement in the
peer review process!
Starting a Sentence with This
When This is unclear, it’s a sign that it should not be at the beginning of a sentence. Find out more!
Quiz on Parallel Structure
Do you know how to join sentences with and or or and keep your sentence structure parallel? Test yourself and find out!
Sources with Unnamed Authors
Don’t use Anonymous when citing a source that doesn’t have an author’s name. Read about what to do instead!
Using Impact as a Verb
The MLA uses impact as a verb when referring to a physical force but avoids it in other contexts. Learn more!
Capitalizing Professional Titles
Capitalize professional titles when they are used before a person’s name, but not after. Find out
Can you start a sentence with a coordinating conjunction like and? It depends! Learn more!