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Joecossack April 15, 2013 - 3:09pm

I am a high school English teacher, and I feel like I have reached my maximum potential.  When I read their work, I can point out their mistakes, but I don't always know why it is wrong.   I'm wondering if reading articles, and some of the workshops will allow me to improve my writing critiques and overall knowledge?

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics April 15, 2013 - 4:18pm

Hey Joe,

There are several craft essays on this site that offer great insights and advice. Take a look and see which ones will best serve the needs and questions you have at the moment. The workshop might also be helpful, but perhaps a little less so, as we often use it to help us recognize mistakes in our work, rather than finding out the grammatical logistics behind why they are mistakes. If any of that makes sense.  :)

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig April 15, 2013 - 5:52pm

I think by workshops, you mean the classes offered? Not the writing workshop where we critique each others' work?

I know there is a grammar class offered...

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons April 15, 2013 - 7:16pm

If you write something and post it in the workshop you will learn all sorts of things about writing. Some you disregard. A few comments are like, wow, how did I not know that? Yes you can learn if you post and read edits.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 15, 2013 - 8:23pm

Are you having trouble with telling your students why their grammar is wrong, or why their techniques (like rhythm, diction, characterization, setting, etc) are faulty?

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 15, 2013 - 10:06pm

maybe something in my STORYVILLE column will help