Category Archives: Language and Writing

The Shelfie Project

This summer, I have been thinking of embarking on a reading quest that I would call The Shelfie Project. It took a while for me to get the courage to proceed. By the time I had, it turns out, I … Continue reading

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You Should Be Writing

In November, I challenged myself to do the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) task of writing a novel in one month. I have tried this before and failed miserably. This time, I am happy to say, I failed MUCH better! … Continue reading

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Language Pet Peeve #4: The Oxford Comma

The other day, someone on Facebook posted this hilarious image about the Oxford comma. I could not agree more. However, I  never thought of it as an Oxford comma. I just thought it was a correct comma. At least, that … Continue reading

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SEL Layer 5: Distortion

Lain’s sister Mika is having a hard time during this episode. What do you think is causing it? Is it Lain? What do you think the doll meant when she told Lain that there isn’t anything she doesn’t know? What … Continue reading

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SEL Layer 3: Psyche

This week my students at Northlake watched episode three of Serial Experiments Lain, “Layer 3: Psyche.” In this episode, we see the culmination of the event at the club. Lain ends up at the police station. When she gets home, … Continue reading

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Language Pet Peeve #3: Run-on sentences.

There are only two ways to join sentences together. 1) a comma and a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) 2) a semicolon. Anything else is wrong! Coordinating conjunction example: The crowds protested for the ouster of … Continue reading

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Language Pet Peeve #2: I thought to myself

I hear this all the time lately, and I have also read it in literature. Obviously this construction has been around for a long time, but it is an excellent example of redundancy. I thought to myself… Who else are … Continue reading

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