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The Struggle with MLA-Formatting in MS-Word--Especially in Versions since 2003

October 09, 2012


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22 October 2012

Classes,

I am dedicating this entry to known in-class and out-of-class issues with MS Word 2007, the version of Word most of you . . .

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Writing the Interview Essay

October 15, 2009


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15 October 2009

Dear ENG 121 Students (Fall 2009),

Please consult the handouts and advice given to you in class about conducting an interview (and then writing an interview essay).

However, if some of you still . . .

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Free Literature Courses from Seven Universities

June 08, 2008


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That's right, free literature courses. According to a report from education-portal.com, MIT, U of Utah, Utah State U, U of California, Berkeley, U of Sheffield, and others are offering the course material for several literature courses to the public without cost via the Internet. They don't all offer credit but they do offer the same information you'd otherwise pay for from many online degree programs. According to the site . . .

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Suggested Instructional Video for Teaching English Essay Writing

January 30, 2006

For Monday's English composition class, I used this educational video as part of my daily lesson plan:

English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Program 2. "Finding Something To Say." Nar. Peter Berkow. Prod. Peter Berkow and Anita Berkow. Annenberg/CPB, Annenberg Foundation-Corporation for Public Broadcasting. PBS. 30 minutes. 2000.

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Online Teaching Resources For: Learning to Write!

January 29, 2006

Are You Teaching Academic Writing To English Students?

I'm always open for new ideas in this area. Recently, I've come across some really great resources to recommend to students who have online access. The topic for these resources are learning to write effectively and all are in the English language . . .

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Get English-Blog on 'My Yahoo!' 'My Msn' or 'My Google'

January 22, 2006

What is all this XML and RSS business anyway? Read on:

"RSS" is just an acronym for "Really Simple Syndication" and it's a type of information feed that can be used in some really helpful ways in your "life' on the internet. It seems that a lot of people out there still don't know about and are missing out on the added convenience. Want in? Don't worry, it's easy! Please read on . . .

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Places on the Web that Link to [the] English-Blog [.com]

It's hard to believe, but some of you have actually taken the time to add this blog to your own sites!

Mutual backscratching is great, why not give it a try? To see who's signed on (or to add your own link ) please click here . . .

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Surfing with English-Blog on Location

January 12, 2006

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"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." - Bertrand Russell

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DIY: Understanding PC Viruses - How they Operate!

November 18, 2005

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Terrell W.:

No Cure for This Disease: How a Computer Virus Works

In today’s society, the computer has become a staple of the American lifestyle. Nearly every American household has a computer, and the Internet has become the biggest means of communication in the world. However, despite this technology, there are drawbacks to the use of the computer. One of these drawbacks comes in the form of a computer “virus”, which is a type of program that can significantly affect how a computer operates. Similar to a medical disease (such as AIDS), a computer virus can grow to epidemic proportions if nothing is done to stop its progress. But most people do not understand exactly how a computer virus works. The following explains the steps involved in creating a virus and how it affects computers . . .

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Plagiarism and English Teaching Part II

November 08, 2005

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"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research." ~ Anonymous (of course)

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PowerPoint Presentations in English Courses

November 06, 2005

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"Professors known as outstanding lecturers do two things; they use a simple plan and many examples." ~ W. McKeachie

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Scattergories - English Blog Articles: Sorted by Classification!

October 03, 2005

Find your favorite English-Blog articles here by category:

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The X-Files: English-Blog Monthly Archives

October 02, 2005

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This is where you'll find all the entries grouped by month.

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Chicklets Anyone? Our Syndication Feeds Here!

September 24, 2005

To get the RSS or XML address, right-click on the appropriate chicklet and choose "copy shortcut" from the menu. Then paste the address where needed. Other buttons, like the "Add to my Yahoo," for example work by clicking on the button in the normal way (they are hotlinked buttons).

Don't know what I'm talking about? Read my post on RSS and XML feeds HERE.

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Who is Lee Hobbs?

September 01, 2005

Lee Hobbs, a North American native-speaker (and partial descendant of Native-Americans and wily Welshmen), renowned global citizen (and infamous universal denizen) spends much of his existence "searching for sanity beyond the self-dynamic" After earning his bachelor of arts (in fine art) in 1993, he spent six of his thinner years trekking across the planet, experimenting with entrepreneurial endeavors, and working in the emerging ESL field of Post-Communist Europe. During that time . . .

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