About half of you have posted a Writing Plan without asking for feedback. That shows tremendous confidence or a nervousness about seeking feedback. I currently have an open queue waiting for anyone who wants help with turning your Writing Plan into an Op-Ed by THU NOV 07. Get in line now to beat the rush.
In which we complete the first of more than a dozen Copy Edit This! quizzes from the editors of the New York Times.
Our LTE on Booing the President
In which we discover how quickly we need to respond to a news item to make it onto the Letters page. I need your Reply to the post.
On danglers and other misplaced or misused modifiers.
Lecture/Demo: Connecting Claims
A brief demonstration of how to achieve higher Grade Levels by recognizing claims, stating them clearly, and connecting them into sentences that function like small arguments.
Connecting Claims Exercise
In which you get a chance to demonstrate your skill at Connecting Claims.
Portfolio Task for THU NOV 07:
Before we finalize your Editorial for Portfolio, we’re going to get a good start on your Op-Ed, the third major essay destined for your portfolio.