Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Grammar Girl's 10 Tips for proofreading

Posted by Lori Goldman on Monday, November 21, 2011,
Grammar Girl is Mignon Fogarty  whose website has incredibly useful tips on writing and editing.

10 Tips to Banish Typos
Funny Typos
Typos can seem funny after the fact. A couple of years ago I told you about someone who accidentally recommended a friend as a "fat and accurate typist" instead of a "fast and accurate typist" and another person who wrote to tell a friend he had written an excellent report and instead called it an "excrement report."

Costly Typos
Some typos are more than embarrassing...
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Writing a great research paper ...and more!

Posted by Lori Goldman on Sunday, November 13, 2011,
One very good resource for writing a great research paper is Shortcuts for the Student Writer by Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes and Diana Wienbroer (Paperback - Dec 6 2004)
You can download it onto your computer and refer to it for ideas about organization, how to begin, thesis statements and word usage problems.  Very handy tool!

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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