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7 Money Idioms
Ever wonder where strange phrases come from? What is a cash cow?  Why do we say, "Money doesn't grow on trees"  or "Rolling in dough"? Check out some explanations to these common money idioms:   https://www.grammarly.com/blog/money (More)
avoid very
I am consistently confronted in my technology classes that "writing should not be the primary goal of the course." Besides "very," "get," "put," "staff" and "many" are the parasites, which I need to combat in each student's paper. More)
SPELL—Making Sense of Sentences
Check out this blog post about writing great sentences: More)
2014 Best Educational Web Sites
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidel (More)
Check Your Homophones
Homophones are the words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.  Spell check doesn't always catch homophones so you need proofread carefully.  Check out the Grammarly.com blog-post (edited) below to see some comm (More)
Using \"you\" when writing
    At certain times and in certain documents, addressing the reader as \"you\" is acceptable. When writing a letter, (More)
Assertive Language
In the business world, one wants to appear assertive and confident. Using “hedging” or conditional words undermines the reader’s confidence in the writer. The most common words that undermine a writer are: seems, appears, maybe. To make your writi (More)
Unclear Referents--or Why Does My Paper say \"ref\"?
 Why Does my Paper Say \"Ref\"? Tennessee Journalist via Compfight (More)
The Lonely This
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Active and Passive Verbs
Active and Passive voice causes  writers many, many problems. In business writing, you want to use active voice because sentences in active voice are more direct and forceful. Active voice sentences clearly identify who is doing the action. This redu (More)
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