Tag Archives: vocabulary

Questions 594: Decimating… er… Devastating Your Vocabulary

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Simon asks: “What are your thoughts on using words as they are commonly mistaken? When, if ever, should an author adapt to changing meaning?”

Resources Mentioned
The Devil’s Advocate
Left Behind by Tim Lehaye and Jerry Jenkins
Rosemary’s Baby

 

Questions 210: Spelling (Writing Instruction Series 4)

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In this fourth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can I help my students improve their spelling, so they’ll be willing to use their full vocabulary in their fiction?”

Questions 208: Effective Vocabulary Building (Writing Instruction Series 2)

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In this second installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can we effectively expand our usable vocabulary?”

Books mentioned:
The King James Bible
The Works of Shakespeare
The Illiad
The Odyssey
The Oedipus Trilogy
The Satires of Juvenal
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