Power of the Particular and the Flashlight.

https://youtu.be/Afa9YwcNWGs The movie above, which hopefully you can play, shows how Ronald Reagan knew when to cut back on wordiness and put some imagery in his dialogue. From the applause, “The Great Communicator” did pretty well. I struggle with this in my writing, cutting down on the wordiness and putting more visuals into it. Sometimes … Continue reading Power of the Particular and the Flashlight.


The teacher of the writing course I am taking likes to peruse all the literature about what helps students learn better and occasionally, if it seems helpful, pass it on to students. Interleaving is something he is passing on with the hope it will help someone. Robert Bork, a psychologist, applied the word to learning … Continue reading Interleaving