March 4 Is National Grammar Day

Every dog has its day.  So too does every independent clause.

And it’s today–National Grammar Day!

Join Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar for a celebration that’s mostly self-promotion but also features links to blogs and some teaching materials.

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Lit Review Writ Large (Starts Small)

Canadian academic James Keirstead suggests that one way to reduce production of an enormous lit review to manageable size is to blog your way through it.  Although addressed to doctoral students writing a dissertation, this post may help undergraduate thesis writers as well as faculty working toward publication.