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Developing an Opinion Statement
Develop a main claim.
Answering Objections in Arguments
Answer key objections to an argument.
Keeping a Learning Log
Tips for starting and maintaining a learning log.
Performing a Stop 'n' Write
Pause and reflect on your reading or learning.
Choosing the Right Coordinating Conjunction
Learn how to choose precise connecting words.
Elaborating Ideas with Compound Sentences
Learn how to add new details to sentences.
Making Rhetorical Appeals
Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
Analyzing the Medium of a Message
Improve students' media literacy.
Using Bodily Meditation
Open a line of communication between body and brain.
Labeling Your Feelings
Calm your body and mind by voicing your feelings.
Journaling About Intuitions
Track the ways your intuitions guide your decisions.
Analyze the Communication Situation
Think of the sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.
Make Abstract Ideas Concrete
Make concrete representations of abstract ideas.
Create a Memory Palace
Use spatial awareness to improve memory.
Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing
Add a narrative touch to formal writing.
Evaluating Sources of Information
Evaluate sources with a checklist.
Teach quotation marks with end punctuation.
Reading as a Writer
Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models.
Asking and Answering the 5 W's and H Questions
Teach students to collect key details.
Writing a Creative Synopsis
Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.
Using Signal Phrases
Smoothy integrate sources in your writing.