Not so much right / wrong as better / worseContinue reading
Are you still reading? Have you finished many books? Yes? No?Continue reading
First drafts are terrible.Continue reading
In your anecdotal lead (the beginning section of your feature article), you need to “set the scene,” that is, describe in sensory detail people doing something. Not what you are doing, but what they are doing.Continue reading
Interviewing somebody about a serious topic can seem like an impossible task. Fret not, dear students! An interview is a process that can be broken down into a series of more manageable steps. Follow these steps for reduced stress for you, and increased interview quality for your story. Continue reading
The goal of this class is for you to write interesting and meaningful articles about the place where you live, Kochi. To research, think, and write about your community is an act of citizenship. As citizen journalists, you are actively participating in a democracy.Continue reading
Fingers fly over the raised dots, doing the work that eyes cannot. Eleven children in yellow T-shirts are reading one of three passages — “Rainy Day Fun,” “Two Great Vacation Ideas” and “Velveteen Rabbit.” Then they turn to their Perkins Braillers, which look like a manual typewriter with just nine keys, and stamp out answers to questions that test their reading comprehension. Continue reading
Watch Out for Trouble!
When you first started learning English (or any foreign language), you probably had a textbook with a dialog that you read and/or listened to and tried to imitate. It’s a very natural way to begin:
Hello! I’m Mike. What’s your name?
I’m _______. Nice to meet you!
- From Paragraph to Essay
“A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.” –Aristotle, Poetics, written in about 350 B.C.E.