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10 Commonly Misunderstood Words – Infographic

10 Commonly Misunderstood Words

All too often, we try to use words that will increase our vocabulary.  Students do this all the time, inserting what they believe are fantastic vocabulary words into papers to try to impress us, but sometimes they are using them in the wrong context, or really (“literally”) don’t understand the definition.  Today’s infographic looks at ten of the most commonly misunderstood and misused words in  the English language.  From the 90s pop song “Ironic” to an overuse of “literally” today to simply add emphasis, some words have truly evolved over time. [VIA]

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Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Infographics


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Is Texting Killing Grammar? – Infographic

Texting and Grammar

As more and more students have mobile devices and use them as their primary source of communication, “techspeak” had become more prevalent.  There are arguments on both sides as to whether or not this is a good thing.  Some argue that allowing students to use techspeak actually encourages writing and the free flow of ideas in the classroom, while others argue that encouraging techspeak actually leading to a decrease in the basic understanding and application of traditional grammar.  Today’s infographic addresses this issue showing where educators are seeing a change in student writing and a marked decline in grammar skills. [VIA]

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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Infographics


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