“The idea that uncontrolled immigration is bad comes from the ____ right.” The word that belongs in the blank is: poultices particles politics political When a student in a college English class does not realize that spell-check offered the wrong word first and the right word third, sentences can produce strange meanings. Does this come… Read More The Right Word
Two of them. Two students showed up today, with the best of intentions. They had signed up to spend extra time with a tutor instead of hanging out with their X-boxes. They wanted, really wanted, to get good grades on their essays. The were investing in their education! Only, not. Student A had booked… Read More Tutor vs. Clueless Student
Student has an evaluation essay back from the professor. It starts: In this essay I am going to talk about if the elementary schools should or shouldn’t make the students wear uniforms. Can you see what’s wrong with that? It introduces that something is about to be said. Just say it! It uses the pronoun… Read More Academic Language
My student had some lousy grammar. Here, have some Rockettes, sponsored by there-their-they’re There are their lessons in eye-high kicking, and they’re wearing practice clothes, too! Rockettes practice A LOT. Students have to practice a lot, too. Rockettes: Summer Series, Ep. 7 – Kickline!
In some stores, they start selling blaring Christmas music, selling ornaments, and pushing gift ideas in early December. I mean November. I mean October. Not everyone is pleased that stores start such early planning.
Student wanted to be fancy and use ‘whom’ but didn’t really know how it fit into the sentence. Some sentence fragments popped up, too. Who vs Whom A friend is someone whom she spends time with, and who helps her to become a better person. Why is this wrong? It’s like saying “A friend is… Read More Who wrote whom?
Student has to present information to the class. PowerPoint slide show! Tutor on Oral Presentations The main difference is that in a written paper must be completely grammatically correct, including the mechanics of writing, such as commas and quotation marks. With a speech, you’ll need to have good grammar, but you also have access to… Read More PowerPoint to the People!