Category Archives: The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff is an extension of my English classroom, filled with writing and grammar help for those in need.

The Write Stuff: Diction, Purpose, and Audience

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The Write Stuff Video Series: Fixing Fragments

Are teachers always telling you, “Fix your fragments!” but you have no idea what a fragment is? Does Word underline your sentences with squiggly green lines, but you have no idea how to fix them? Then I have the video … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff Video Series: Punctuating Complex Sentences

For this video, I wanted to try something different. I’m using the computer instead of the chalkboard to show the two grammar rules for punctuating complex sentences. Let me know if you like this format or not. Thanks for watching! The … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff Video Series: An Introduction to 4-Level Analysis

Why 4-Level Analysis? I use 4-level analysis in my classroom for two reasons:

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The Write Stuff Video Series: Identifying Independent Clauses

As a follow-up to my last video Fixing run-on and comma-splice errors, here is some more instruction on identifying when you have a simple sentence with one subject-predicate set, a compound sentence with two subject-predicate sets, and a simple sentence with … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff Video Series: Fixing Run-On and Comma-Splice Errors

I have been teaching high-school English for ten years. I guess I’m slightly old-school because I believe that teaching students grammar will help them improve their writing. For those of you who are confused by this statement, there are many … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff: At Least Get These Right

Before anyone will take you seriously, whether you are a writer or not, there are a few words you need to use correctly. I don’t care if it’s for a job application or you are texting, writing statuses, or sending … Continue reading

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