Thursday, November 6, 2008

An interesting way to word something . . .

So, I have one student who happens to be Canadian, and from my last graduate program, I learned that Canadian schools tend to emphasize different skills and knowledge when teaching the English language. I've seen different skills in his writing - which is quite good - namely that it is more lyric, and more "top-heavy" (strongest at the introduction and beginning of body).

Today he related a writing strategy an English teacher used to offer, and I love the terminology: When ordering body paragraphs (arguments), go Ace-Queen-King.


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