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Jul 28, 15

This handout is about determining when to use first person pronouns (“I”, “we,” “me,” “us,” “my,” and “our”) and personal experience in academic writing. “First person” and “personal experience” might sound like two ways of saying the same thing, but first person and personal experience can work in very different ways in your writing. You might choose to use “I” but not make any reference to your individual experiences in a particular paper. Or you might include a brief description of an experience that could help illustrate a point you’re making without ever using the word “I.” So whether or not you should use first person and personal experience are really two separate questions, both of which this handout addresses. It also offers some alternatives if you decide that either “I” or personal experience isn’t appropriate for your project. If you’ve decided that you do want to use one of them, this handout offers some ideas about how to do so effectively, because in many cases using one or the other might strengthen your writing.

Sep 24, 14

Some great writing advice from one the greatest writers of the 20th century. Links at the end to other writing advice.

Aug 19, 14

Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.

Jun 14, 14

Conor Friedersdorf: "Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't included any paywalled articles or many of the numerous pieces from The Atlantic that I enjoyed*. But everything that follows is worthy of wider attention."

Mar 26, 14

Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely .

Apr 17, 13

Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.

Apr 17, 13

Test readability of a page by URL or direct text input. Includes Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, and ARI.

Apr 17, 13

Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.

Nov 02, 12

"Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing widgets to your books and share them with readers. "

Sep 20, 12

This blog collects letters written by famous historical and contemporary figures on a wide variety of issues. You will find something you can use in your classroom here. Great primary source materials, and great access to the thoughts and feelings of historical figures.

Jul 03, 12

Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public #edchat

Apr 28, 12

Hey, did you know that you can use @ScrivenerApp to make error-free ePubs (and .mobi files) and more? Test ePubs here:

Apr 25, 12

New blog: 5 Ways to Personalize Feedback for Students @TeachingChannel

Apr 24, 12

@DianeRavitch RT @AnnieLowrey This essay awarded a perfect score by a robo-grader is just delightful.

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