Thursday, September 30, 2010

Top Ten Tips...

And then there's this set of tips about writing scholarly non-fiction...

http://chronicle.com/article/10-Tips-on-How-to-Write-Less/124268/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

I was well aware that I could not write well when I got to college and took, therefore, at least two writing courses. I'm not sure if the Grammar 101 course counts as a writing course, but I also took that with writing in mind.

And I still don't consider myself a writer, the way my daughter Rachel does.

I have to say, though, this article is a bit inspiring...

Micaela

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Enjoying Mental Health Takes Certain Resources

Hello all....

Mental Health Awareness Week this year is October 3-9. With this in
mind the State Library has set up some links to resources on mental
health in Kansas on the Kansas Government Information blog at:

http://ksdocs.blogspot.com/2010/09/mental-health-awareness-week-october-3.html

Have a good one!

Bill Sowers
State Library of Kansas

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Shake Girl" Graphic Novel -- see this review, then read it here!


Gene Ambaum, who works on the Unshelved comic, reviewed Shake Girl: The Graphic Novel (Inspired by a true story), saying:

Why I finished it: The book was written, illustrated, and designed by fifteen people in just six weeks. It has a clear, somewhat politicized agenda to make readers aware of the choices faced by some young Cambodian women. Sounds like something I’d never enjoy, but it was truly excellent.


I wanted to buy it buy can't get it from my regular supplier. It was a Stanford University project. Then Gene pointed out that you can read it online here, for free. Enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

September - Try to Remember

And from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, where two of my brother-in-laws work:

The 7th of September marked the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz. London, and other British cities, were bombed for 57 consecutive nights. Not only were people traumatized, thousands died or were injured.

September is also the anniversary month for other significant events: America's greatest natural disaster (the Galveston hurricane of 1900); America's deadliest day (the Battle of Antietam); the events of September 11, 2001; Beatrix Potter's first story letter; the first televised debate between Presidential nominees (Kennedy-Nixon) and a rare television interview with J.R.R. Tolkien (author of "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings").

Videos, images and lesson plans for these topics, plus many other September commemorations, are provided together with primary sources. http://www.awesomestories.com/newsletters/sept-2010/newsletter

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Carole Bos
Dean's Advisory Board
Grand Valley State University
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