Better Signal Phrases for Research Writing

Overview In style guidelines for research writing we have the idea of efficiency. The concept is: to use the least amount of words necessary to be clear (don’t be wordy). to avoid saying what is unnecessary (don’t be redundant). Here in an example of an awkward signal phrase, or phrase that introduces a source, and several solutionsContinue reading “Better Signal Phrases for Research Writing”

I.A. Richards’ 1938 classic can *still* make you into a better writing teacher

ENG-W 206, Introduction to Creative Writing, is a course I teach often at Indiana University Southeast. A basic CW course, it offers a taste of three genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The students who take it are from diverse majors, for instance, English Literature, Writing, Secondary Education, Nursing, General Education, and a smattering ofContinue reading “I.A. Richards’ 1938 classic can *still* make you into a better writing teacher”

meter & meaning – snow day poetry podcast – enjoy!

We had a couple inches of snow here in New Albany, and public schools as well as IU Southeast were closed. Sarah and I both worked from home, if she could really work while her very active son needed attention. So, while she and Theo made a snow chicken, I got to finish a video poetryContinue reading “meter & meaning – snow day poetry podcast – enjoy!”