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Understanding the Plot Line
Understand the plot line.
Closely Read with SQ3R
Closely read with SQ3R.
Check Your Writing Assumptions
Adjusting Your Writing Voice
Adjust voice for audience and purpose.
Forming a Thesis Statement
Focus on part of your topic.
Evaluating Sources of Information
Evaluate sources with a checklist.
Selecting Topics with the Basics of Life
Use broad subjects to find specific topics.
Write for College Teacher's Guide
Write for College
Writing a Creative Synopsis
Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.
Defending Huck Finn
Defend a fictional character in court.
Change one small thing to change history.
Create a memorable class mascot.
Devise creative solutions for impossible tasks.
How to Teach Creativity
7 Tips for NaNoWriMo
Writing a Fictionalized Diary
Have students write a diary entry of an everyday object.
Starting Stories with Suspense
Inspire storytelling with original story starters.