Posts under ‘Writing’

China Post is looking for a proofreader

Attention: Proofreader urgently needed at China Post!

Tools for creating online stories

This site provides a good list of tools for developing online stories: CogDogRoo ยป StoryTools The Fifty ToolsBelow you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that […]

Writing a persuasive essay: ethos, pathos, and logos

The following site has a good summary of classical means of persuasion. Below is just a snippet of what is available on the page. This page would be a good resource for students working on a persuasive essay because it calls attention to different types of persuasion and as such would hopefully cause students to […]

Rubrics for letter and essay activities

I’ve posted a couple of rubrics that I created for writing activities. They’re quite rough and in need of revision and clarification, but you’re free to download them and use them as you please. If you do improve them, I’d appreciate to have a copy of your revisions. I’m providing them in pdf and odt […]

Fun test

This test is just fun, but could also be used as an exercise in proofreading or attention to detail: 1. What do you put in a toaster? Answer: “bread.” If you said “toast,” give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2. 2. Say […]

Using movies in a writing class

How can movies be used in a writing class? Some brainstorming: After watching a segment of a movie, students can create a character sketch of sorts on a character of their choosing. For example, the T could introduce the script writer’s trick of writing about what a character does in a certain situation, what their […]