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Dealing with the Plagiarism Plague

Something I often do as a fantasy writer is research mythology and folklore that might be relevant to the story I want to write. I haven’t done any straight retelling of myths, but I have made use of a wide variety of different characters from Arthurian tradition, Welsh mythology, Greek mythology, and others. Looking at what …

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What Every Junior English Teacher Needs To Say to Students

The title actually should read, “What Every Junior Teacher Who Could Conceivably Write a Recommendation Needs To Say to Students,” but that would be an overly long title, don’t you think? Recommendation Workload If you’re anything like me, you probably find recommendation-writing a chore at best. The school schedule normally doesn’t make any allowances for …

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Back to School: The “Introducing Yourself” Project as a Way to Hit Several Different Standards at Once

Introduction When I was teaching, I always tried to start the year off with some kind of icebreaking project, and throughout the year I found that the more standards I could address through the same lesson, the better. The “Introducing Yourself” project enabled me to do both at once, so I am offering it here …

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