Gary Pollitt

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This is the other half of my book "Paraphrase Progressions and Summary Secrets." If summary is a compressed rewording of what someone else writes or says, the paraphrase is rewording without compression. When instructed to paraphrase, most
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Step-by-step training for identifying fragments, comma splices, and run on sentences. There are drills, a step-by-step essay writing about these errors, and quizzes. I always strive to make the invisible visible. This is a good progression.
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This the same file as the free download, "MLA Formatting: Eliminating In-Text Citations Errors" updated to the MLA's 8th edition. In the new book, MLA leaves a lot to the writer's discretion when it comes to the works cited page. Beginners don't
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Isolate, then integrate--that is how you deal with CC. Elements of fiction in a wonderful progression with lots of high-leverage practice. Includes two scaffolded essay exercises at the end of the progression and a key. Run your kids through
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This is the summary section of my book "Paraphrase Progressions and Summary Secrets." It's based on the research done by Brown and Day in the late '70s. It is a systematic progression to train summary skills. It includes a test bank and answer
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This is five pages of title writing practice. Students learn format rules and work with literary and grammatical structures to come up with titles. This would work from 5th grade to college. We could all use a little help writing our titles,
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A step-by-step progression, teaching students about verbs. I really like this progression. It's from my grammar and punctuation book Stewart Pidd Hates English. When students ask me how they can be better writers I tell them to focus on verbs. I
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Progressive drills for pronouns, covering agreement, case, and point of view. After doing these exercises students will see what a large part pronouns play in communication. The biggest surprise for me was realizing pronouns control point of
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Specifically targets all the mistakes students make when they cite text from the internet. Do this progression with your students before they start including MLA in text citations in their essay. They will still make the mistakes, but rather than
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught freshman comp at CSUF for 15 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I train writing as a skill. That said, I love self discovery writing too.

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I was awarded "Most Likely to Not Get an Award."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

School of hard knocks.

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