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
Category: Patrick Barry
Almost, Even, and To
The teacher of the writing course I am taking — Patrick Barry — suggests using the words almost, even, or to in your essays to add nuance to your writing. I was not sure what nuance meant applied to writing, so I looked up the word online to get some understanding. From YourDictionary, I got … Continue reading Almost, Even, and To
Rule of Three
https://youtu.be/P2dZ-CRHYM0 Well, here is another writing tip from my teacher. Rule of Three (or short-short-long) is discussed in video lectures from week 3 of the writing course I am taking from the University of Michigan as a MOOC through Coursera. He gives some good examples, which I will share with you. For the first example, … Continue reading Rule of Three
https://youtu.be/r5NGghH9WeA Deliberate Practice or getting better at getting better is how Patrick Barry puts it in his writing course. When I was a child, my parents wanted a break from us kids and decided to put us in different camps. My parents both worked, and we're quite busy. For some reason, they had forgotten about … Continue reading Deliberate Practice
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