Measurement Incorporated (MI) will be at the 2017 North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association (NCCCAEA) Fall Conference in Durham, NC on September 27-28. Christine Pirrello, Project Manager for PEG Products, will present “Empowering Adult Learners to Become Confident Writers.”
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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded a partnership between Josh Wilson and Charles MacArthur, faculty in the University of Delaware School of Education, and Gaysha Beard, supervisor of English language arts (ELA) at Delaware’s Red Clay Consolidated School District.
The PEG Writing team is always excited to hear from our users and learn more about how they are using PEG Writing in the classroom. We like to feature examples of student and teacher work in our PEG Writing in the Classroom posts. In these posts, we will recognize teachers who have shown an active engagement with PEG Writing and who have encouraged their students to go above and beyond with the program.
Recently, a group of dairy workers won a court battle and were awarded overtime pay due solely to the fact that their overtime guidelines did not include an Oxford comma.
February is Black History Month. To help you celebrate, we've compiled a list of writing and reading resources.
Welcome to 2017! It's customary around this time of year for many people to make resolutions for the year to come. They resolve to lose the weight, take up a hobby, finish that project that's been gathering dust in the corner, or learn a new skill. In light of these goals, we say, why not learn to write?
Sometimes it seems crazy to be a writer. I sit in front of a computer for hours at a time, all by myself (well, except for Twitter friends, my cat, and the occasional coffee shop barista). It takes months to write one novel, and there’s no guarantee the novel will ever be published. In fact, I have spent years working on several manuscripts that will never be published. I’ve been rejected hundreds of times. I’ve given up sleep and social events to meet deadlines. I’ve battled writer’s block (and lost, badly).
I love to write. Writing makes me feel as though I am plumbing depths of myself that I do not always know exist. I’m often surprised by my writing because the words somehow magically appear on the paper, having flowed not from my mouth but from my fingers, somehow also bypassing my conscious brain.
In my personal life, I write to figure out what I think and feel about things. In my professional life, I write for content marketing, using good stories to support an organization’s brand.