Tag Archives: The New Yorker

Anxious Writers

Anxiety makes writing assignments an agony. The good news is that a growing body of literature offers hope for resolving learning problems of all types.

Learn New Words

A bigger vocabulary can help you express your thoughts and feelings more clearly.

Comma Guidelines

In the spirit of summertime ease, I’ve abbreviated a set of comma guidelines. Examples are included for easy reference.

The Khan Academy

The not-for-profit Khan Academy has the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

Those Red Marks in the Margins

One of the true pleasures of my work with students is to help them appreciate the red marks made in the margins of their papers.

Commas Are Complicated

Students are more willing to meet the challenge of commas when they realize that everyone finds them confusing.

Summer Reading

I’ve had terrific feedback from my students who have used Anita Silvey’s “500 Great Books for Teens.”