This semester I taught two college composition classes at a community college. I started with 23 students in one class and 24 students in the other. Halfway into the semester, 7 students out of 47 just stopped coming to class. At the end of the semester, 5 students out of 47 earned A’s; 23 studentsContinue reading “10 Things I Learned as a New Adjunct Teacher”
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 for you! “Fixing Fragments” shows writers how to fix one of the common problems writersContinue reading “The Write Stuff Video Series: Fixing Fragments”
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 Write Stuff Blog
Why 4-Level Analysis? I use 4-level analysis in my classroom for two reasons:
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 a compound subject and a compound predicate.
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 English teachers who don’t believe this is true; therefore, many students are graduating from highContinue reading “The Write Stuff Video Series: Fixing Run-On and Comma-Splice Errors”
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 emails; getting these words wrong will make people judge your intelligence. I’m not kidding. IfContinue reading “The Write Stuff: At Least Get These Right”