Questions 221: Setting Long Term Goals

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Ben asks:
“How do I change my focus from short-term goals to long-term goals?”

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Special Edisode: Feedback!

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Today, Ed comments on the recent series on teaching writing as well as previous question episodes, while Doc chimes in about some tricks I omitted when talking about research notes and brackets.

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Questions 220: Teaching Good Editing Practices (Writing Instruction Series 14)

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In this fourteenth and final installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can we support effective editing in our students?”

Questions 218: Present Tense Narration (Writing Instruction Series 12)

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In this twelfth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“What’s the deal with the current fad of present tense narration? When is this a useful technique?”

Books mentioned:
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

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Questions 217: Underused Techniques (Writing Instruction Series 11)

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In this eleventh installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“What storytelling techniques (such as hyperbole) are, in your opinion, tragically underused?”

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Questions 216: Plot Formulas and Beginning Writers (Writing Instruction Series 10)

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In this tenth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“What, if any, value is there in teaching plot models and forumlas to my students?”