Archive | May, 2013

Anything Goes Wednesday: Plotting the Plot

22 May

Daily Mail published a fascinating article that showcases the many different ways authors organize their ideas, plots, characters, and so forth. Check it out here.

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ABOVE: JK Rowling’s plot plans for Harry Potter

How do you organize your thoughts for any writing that you do? Are you a fan of the mind map? Looping? Or maybe outlining? Perhaps you do something totally different – share it with us!

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Grammar Tip Tuesday: Grammar Peeves

21 May

Did your favorite (or is it least favorite?) peeve make the list? If no, which one bugs you the most?

Should of instead of should have gets my vote.

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A Quote for a Monday: Raise Your Hand If This is You

20 May

up all night

 

*raises hand*

What’s the last book you stayed up all night reading?

Please “Like” a Fellow Cardinal

20 May

Help senior Annika Hansteen Izora win a college scholarship and the chance to open for award winning slam poet Daniel Beaty at the 2013 National Forensic League Championships. Click the link below to like her slam poem on Youtube to increase her chances of winning the 2013 Forensic League Spoken Word Competition and advance her to finals. Share the link with friends and family through facebook, youtube, or twitter to spread the word.

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Friday Funnies: An Ironic Vandal

17 May

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Writing Tip Thursday: Handy Dandy Organizer

16 May

Check out this fantastic essay organizer I came across today. Use it for your next essay & let us know how it helped.

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Scholarship Opportunity Round-Up

15 May

DUE MAY 31 

penguin

“Penguin Books “Out of the Easy” College Scholarship – Open to 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possession.” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

slamscholarship

“Write a poem about a topic of your choice to win $1,000 for your college education!” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

collegeispower

College is Power Scholarship – Students age 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicants may be full- or part-time students and attend a campus-based or online program. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. May 31 deadline

DUE JUNE 10

studysmarter

Students must submit an essay (under 500 characters) to the following question: “School is a balanced mix of work and play, and PCs have everything you need to do it all! What are the programs or apps you mix to be productive and have fun – and why?”. 10 applicants will be selected to win an HP ENVY x2 PC courtesy of Windows 8 and Chegg.

DUE JUNE 30

centurylink

“Century Link College Scholarship – Tell them about a time you helped a friend or family member with an Internet-related problem.” Click here or the image

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