• Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Start the Semester

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Grammar Girl podcasts can be used at any time of the ...
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  • First Year Writing and Public Discourse

      As impeachment proceedings advance, as conflict in the Middle East escalates, as candidates for president bombard us with television messages, and as Facebook decides that it will not even bother trying to eli...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Talk about Accurate Information and Redundant Language

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.  For many people, the fall and winter months are full of holida...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Compare British and American Englishes

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Has the United Kingdom or Brexit come up in your clas...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts—Back to Basics

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     From all of us here at Macmillan Learning and the Gram...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Apostrophe Basics

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.   In this blog post, we’ll go back to some apostrophe ba...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Less Common Pronoun Usage

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.       Happy spring to everyone in the northern hemisp...
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  • Celebrate National Grammar Day with Grammar Girl Podcasts!

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     National Grammar Day is nearly here! Each year, this ...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Idioms

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Happy almost Halloween! This month, we’ll look...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Commas

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.   Podcasts have been around for a while, but their popular...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Quotation Marks

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     This month’s post is a week early because of t...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Commonly Confused Words

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Today’s blog post is the last one for the sprin...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Prepositions

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Let’s ring in the new year with a blog post t...
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  • "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood": Fake History in the Era of Fake News

      Now that the Academy Awards sweepstakes for 2020 is in full cry, with the Golden Globes functioning as a kind of stand-in for the Iowa Caucuses in the tea-leaf-reading business of trying to guess what picture ...
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  • And Speaking of Pronouns...

      Last week, I wrote about Merriam-Webster choosing “they” as the word of the year for 2019, and then, serendipitously, I received my copy of Dennis Baron’s What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond H...
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  • A Few Things Creative Writing Can Teach Accelerated Composition

    (A Brief Homage to Wendy Bishop)   I was lucky to learn from and collaborate with the late Wendy Bishop, whose loss—more than sixteen years ago now—is still hard for me to accept. Wendy was a force of...
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  • 2019 Word(s) of the Year!

      Every year I look forward to finding out what words will be singled out as especially important or noteworthy for the preceding year. This year, though, I approached this subject with special trepidation: give...
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  • Janus, Resolutions, and Attendance Policies

    It’s January, and my social media feeds are filled with suggestions for keeping resolutions, especially those related to wellness, healthy eating, and exercise. But I am also finding some pleas for encouragement...
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  • Why Richard Jewell Now?

    In my last blog, I presented a semiotic interpretation explaining how the movie Ford vs. Ferrari reflects a larger cultural signification that goes well beyond the history of Formula 1 racecars and their driver/design...
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  • Post-Outlining in the Writing Center

      During a visit to St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, I had an opportunity to observe some student Writing Advisers (a.k.a. tutors) working with fellow undergraduates on their writing. These Advisers work ...
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