Importance of Proofreading

Proofreading.

It’s an important skill for student writers. Well, for everyone who writes, actually. Many students don’t like proofreading. They believe you write an essay or story once. And that’s it. No changes, edits, or proofreading. Maybe that idea is okay for a math test, but not for writing. So, I try to show my writing students why their thinking is wrong.

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10 Rules for Business Emails

Can you write a business email? It’s an important job skill if your company has international customers. An email message – with no mistakes – says you are a pro. You are believable.

Learn the 10 rules for writing business emails. Learn from other people’s mistakes. Start writing like a business professional.

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My Bucket List

One word can make a big difference in our attitude and emotions.

For example, some students don’t like the word “essay” because it seems like work. So, I used the word ‘letter’ instead or ‘essay.’ I asked my students to write a letter to describe their ‘bucket list.’ My students’ results were impressive (considering that they are exhausted from studying for grade 7 tests).

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