- I've been crazy busy with making assignments, working on my Masters, and grading all you work.
- I've been posing a lot more to the shared Evernote Notebook. (Subscribe here!)
- We've been hammering away at "standard" reading, assignments, and other homework that doesn't require too much extra explanation.
- I've been so slammed with things that I haven't been able to "play" with tech stuff and show you how to use it.
Hopefully, I'll get back onto posting on here again soon. However, until then, I've got a resource that all students, especially essay-writing British Literature kids, ought to take a look at. Before turning in a paper to any teacher (notably, myself), I'd take a peek at the following list (available for you to download here) and make sure you check everything off the list.
- Find and destroy the following:
- intensifiers / de-intensifiers (e.g really, pretty, maybe, mostly, nearly, barely)
- blah words (e.g good, bad)
- Are they all present? All past?
- Are there any be verbs (i.e. am, is, are, was, were, be, been, being)? Kill as many as you can.
- Did you write active sentences? Were passive sentences written by you?
- Are there any "red squiggly" errors? (e.g. teh, Mr. Web, alot)
- Is the formatting up to the teacher's standards? (e.g. margins, font size/type, tabs, title, bibliography)
- Did you reread your essay OUT LOUD?
I can't guarantee that going through every question will automatically earn you an A, but I can guarantee you that it'll help quite a bit. Take note!