New NAEP report cites need for improved writing skills
- Writing historical fiction. Mallon, Thomas // American Scholar;Fall92, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p604
Explains how the author became a historical novelist. Happy childhood; Moved by civic nostalgia; Literal accuracies; Calibrating fidelity to the real past; Trying to verify small details; Romancing the past; Smaller audience for historical fiction than science fiction; More.
- Journal writing: A new mirror. // Current Health 1;Sep92, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p24
Suggests journal writing as a way to get in touch with one's emotions and relieve stress. How to begin journal writing; Privacy; Having a special notebook; Use in setting goals; Way to improve one's writing skills.
- Why shouldn't you write for TV? Carlton, K. // Cosmopolitan;Feb1992, Vol. 212 Issue 2, p84
Advises writers on how to write scripts for television shows. Writing the spec (speculative) script; Basic guidelines; Getting an agent; Sample script format; Glossary of technical terms; Where to find further information.
- Teaching kids to be pros at prose. McLaughlin, Abraham T. // Christian Science Monitor;1/14/97, Vol. 89 Issue 34, p10
Part VI. Discusses how to teach students to write essays effectively. Arguments from advocates in favor of banishing the classic assay; Comments from Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning; Comments about good writing teachers; Impact of computers on children. INSETS:...
- Crazed lust. Dichter, Peter // DCI;Dec96, Vol. 159 Issue 6, p58
Presents the author's principles in writing. Inspirational sources; Selection of subjects for whole-column articles; Experiences in reading other articles.
- Five steps to high-impact writing. Hart, Jack // Editor & Publisher;10/19/96, Vol. 129 Issue 42, p25
Offers techniques to high-impact writing. Keeping average sentence length short; Seeking strong verbs; Use of active voice instead of passive.
- Missed connections. Wylie, Ann // Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management;10/1/97, Vol. 26 Issue 13, p71
Editorial. Offers advice towards using transition in writing stories. Listing of a few strategies to consider and use for magazine editors to restructure transition.
- Writing Blocks and Tacit Knowledge. Boice, Robert // Journal of Higher Education;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p19
Discusses two kinds of writing blocks experienced by writers. Costs incurred by writing blocks; Literature; Agoraphobic and dieting failures; Common causes and cures; Historical trends in treatment; Models of unblocking.
- Short story classes. // Lesbian News;Mar97, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p57
Reports on the schedule for short story classes for lesbians and gays. Date of commencement of the classes; Length of the classes; Where the classes are to be held; Course registration details.
- 'DRAGON' AND 'LONGEVITY' in Chinese. Hogarth, Brian // Calliope;Dec2004, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p33
Presents information related to Chinese writing.