Guest Post: Timeless Original Writing Techniques of Famous Writers



Guest Post by: Cindy Bates

Writing is a skill that one cannot learn or acquire overnight. The best way to further enhance your writing skill is to make use of certain techniques and to form habits that will make you become an excellent writer. Almost all of the best and famous writers in the world share the same habits and techniques. Not all of them were able to write their masterpiece in their first try. The very first thing that you have to do is to never be afraid to write down your thoughts. Whether it is about your life your perception things or something you have observed; the key to effective writing is to let your thoughts be heard and to bring out your creativity. Many top-notch writers have their own personal journals where they write down just about anything that happens to their lives. Everyday, they set a certain minimum number of words and from there, they continue the habit and practice their skills.

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Venn Diagram of Homograph and Other Linguistic Concepts

What is a heterograph? Is it the same as a heteronym? How about the difference between homonym and homophone?

Let’s try it another way…

What do you call to/too/two? Is it the same as desert/desert? Or tire/tire?

Check out this Venn Diagram (Wikipedia) that show the relationships between words with the same pronunciation, same spelling, and same meaning.


Source: Wikipedia


Infographic: Make Plearning Happen

Personalized Learning: Plearning.  Make plearning happen in your classroom.  How?  Are you doing enough?

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics.  Original Source: Education Elements.


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3D Printing & How it Will Revolutionize the Classroom: An Infographic


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Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy’s principles have guided many teachers and educators since it’s publication in 1956.  However, digital technology has  made several concepts either difficult to apply or down right obsolete.

Fractus Learning has created a revised version, Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.  They’ve included the original taxonomy, a revised taxonomy, a digital taxonomy based upon that revision, the function levels (verbs that you use for assignments), and activities to do with digital tools.

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The 15 Punctuation Marks: In Order from Easiest to Most Difficult

This infographic, from The Visual Communications Guy, shows each one of the 15 punctuation marks used in the American English language.  From left to right, they are in order of easiest to most difficult to master, based upon the number of rules and the complexity of those rules.

Click on the infographic to enlarge it.  Alternatively, view the PDF version.

Want to print the infographic?  Use the high-resolution PDF version.  There are two sizes available: 11×22 or 20×30.  You can also purchase the poster from The Visual Communications Guy.