5 Effective Ways To Teach Students Grammar And Academic Writing

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Gloria Kopp

Grammar and academic writing can sound like pretty dry topics, and may not necessarily spark the imagination of your students straight away. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks available to make sure your lessons are properly understood, and your students feel interested and get involved in the topic.

Grammar Fans Freak When The Olympics Turn Nouns Into Verbs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

"Dear BBC, please tell your presenters that 'final' is not a sodding verb."

Are Your Writing Skills Up To Date?

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada
Rhonda Scharf

One space or two? Spoiler alert: It's one Just because you've always done someone one particular way, doesn't mean you should continue to do it that ...

A Unique Example of When Grammar Rules Should Bend

David Martin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
David Martin

Maybe it's because I'm about to turn 65 or maybe it's because I'm a contrarian by nature or maybe it's just because, for once, I'm right. Whatever the...

If You Can't Say the N-Word, Use Quotes?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada
Tony Kondaks

In speculating that Obama may have been rattled by the release a few days earlier of Carlson's Obama tape, on which he employs a noticeable African-American cadence and accent to a largely African-American audience, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan wrote: "...Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling "Remember he's a nigger!" Has Sullivan used his blog to employ a word that he would like to use but cannot?

Texting Tweens Lack 'GR8' Grammar

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills ac...

How to Impress Me With Your Resume

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski

Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Well, we're with Mr. Lippman. Chill out on the exclamation points -- they are rarely necessary in a resume/cover letter. When in doubt, leave them out.

No One Cares About The Oxford Comma

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada

It seems like the Oxford comma's days are numbered. The University of Oxford styleguide has decided that as 'a general rule' use of the serial comma s...