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Art of Writing

Art of Writing

"Is writing simply a gift to a few, or is it a skill we can teach? In a world of instant
information, sound bites, and split-second video images, how can we teach students to appreciate the beauty of prose and, even more importantly, to develop and sustain their own thoughts in a coherent piece of writing?" In answer to this question, this site provides advice on Taking the Lead which offers twenty types of opening paragraphs. Vocabulary development is offered throughout other sections such as Fallacies of Logic (which includes a quiz), Reliable Sources, and Relevant Ideas. Lesson Ideas are also included.


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