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The Passive Voice & Zombies

The Passive Voice & Zombies

My students love the passive voice. It is frustrating trying to explain to them that nine times out of ten their idea could be better expressed in a plain and simple present or past tense conjugation of the same verb. Maddening. I am handing back second drafts of their “Who Am I as a Consumer?” … Continue reading

Editing & Revision, Thoughts & Symbols

[NOTE: For this post, when I refer to editing I mean the proofreading of spelling, punctuation, indenting, etc. that can often be delivered from teacher to student via copyediting symbols (if they have been taught and practiced in class). When I say feedback, I am referring to the comments on content & organization that I–as … Continue reading