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Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The word elliptical actually does not refer to the shape of the sentence, but rather to the concept of ellipsis: leaving something out. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby When I first heard the term elliptical sentence , I pictured a sentence that went around in an oblong circle.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who is Who (or is it Whom?)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It links a subject to one of three things: an adjective describing that subject, a phrase identifying the current location of that subject, or a noun or pronoun that refers to the same person or thing as the subject.     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

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Writing & Grammar: Introducing an Acronym

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In this case, consider providing a separate list of acronyms for the reader to refer to. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

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An unclear antecedent occurs when a pronoun such as this refers back to a vague idea rather than to an actual noun or explicit statement. Degrees of clarity or confusion can be created, depending on what the word this is referring back to. Clear: The pronoun refers back to an actual noun. Shaky: The pronoun refers to a phrase, clause, or sentence. The word this refers back to the entire sentence about vendors.

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will get a new PDF showing the original text and the comments, and any page numbers referred to in the comments will match the "logical" printed page numbers.  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

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I was able to find out that the word app can be used on the second reference to a program designed for a smart phone.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

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Questions of the Week

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" eLearning Development: Can You Cite Research References? Regarding last week's informative article by Jennie Ruby ( Do You Need Both Screen Captions and Voiceover Narration? ). Could you provide the references for her research?   Secondary sources:   Craig, Gholson, & Driscoll, 2002.Animated pedagogical agents in multimedia learning environments: Effects of agent properties, picture features, and redundancy.   Mayer & Moreno 2003.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Recognizing these different kinds of rules can help keep training materials from sounding too rule-bound, and the "official" rules can be relegated to sidebars or appendixes, where they serve more as references than as the core concepts of the class.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

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Writing & Grammar: Should I Put a Comma after But?

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My favorite grammar reference, The Gregg Reference Manual , agrees--the comma after but is overkill.     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Acronyms Happen

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The reader can then refer to one common source for all of your acronyms, rather than paging back through your text trying to locate the parentheses where you first defined each one. About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby Nearly every piece of technical writing has acronyms.

The Role of Memory in Learning: Encoding

Obsidian Learning

How we encode information determines how it will be stored and what cues will be effective when we try to retrieve it. Once the perceived sensations are decoded, they are then combined into one single experience (Hunt, 2003) and associated with previous similar events.

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