Poets House held its annual Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk (and fundraiser) on Monday. Lots of fun and a huge success, with over 300 people walking across the bridge, with poetry readings at the start, in the middle of the bridge, and at Fulton Landing in Brooklyn at the end, followed by a dinner at Bubby’s […]
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If you are having trouble with grammar, don’t worry—you’re not alone. The reality is that most people don’t use perfect grammar in their everyday lives. Whether you’re talking with friends online or watching a TV show, you are constantly surrounded by casual language. And it becomes tempting to use this sort of English in papers […]
Are you saddled with a reading assignment you just can’t seem to enjoy? Not every book you have to read for school is going to be a page-turner, but there are several ways to get through a book that reads a bit slow. Keep these tips in mind for the next time you hit a […]
You want your English essay to stand out for its stellar content and engaging turn of phrase—not for misplaced apostrophes. Here are some common grammatical mistakes to watch out for in your essay: It’s vs. its Use an apostrophe when you are making a contraction out of the word “it” and “is.” A good way […]
In honor of National Punctuation Day on September 24, here’s a breakdown of how the punctuation symbols you use every day to make those little smileys when chatting really function in a sentence. Deconstruction of 🙂 and 😉 : The colon A colon is used to introduce a list, quotation, explanation and to separate hours […]
In case you missed it, here’s the New York Times second article in the Future of Reading series. “In Web Age, Library Job gets Update” is a good reminder of how crucial it is to teach kids how to evaluate the information that is now available with the click of a mouse.