Image by Anomalily (CC BY-NC 2.0) The organizer below is designed to help you understand the main features of each of the OSSLT writing tasks and then quickly locate examples online. See this post for a similar chart featuring reading selections. Continue reading OSSLT Writing Tasks Organizer
Image by Enokson (CC BY NC-ND 2.0) The OSSLT short writing tasks and short response questions are focused, on-demand micro-essays. A while back, I listed six typical kinds of questions, and last week I discussed two of them. Today I’ll talk about Continue reading Answering OSSLT Short Writing Tasks, Part 2
Image by deeplifequotes (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Summaries are everywhere. As the way we write changes to reflect how we read online, texts are becoming shorter and shorter. A written piece that a few years ago might have consisted of several Continue reading Summary Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples
Image by Kirsty S (CC BY-SA 2.0) Summary paragraphs are the building blocks of many kinds of longer form writing, from blurbs and informational texts to reports, reviews and formal essays. The summary calls on both reading and writing skills. Continue reading Reading and Writing Summary Paragraphs
Why do we read? A simple Google search yields dozens of reasons: for pleasure, for work, for school; to gather information, to gain understanding, to increase knowledge; because it’s fun, because it’s challenging, “because my teacher makes me.” If you’re Continue reading Do You Like Reading?