Commonplace Book #2: The Conversation

Intro 1: “Many readers believe that schools with high suspension rates are boosting the achievement of the students who don’t misbehave. However, research on the state of Indiana, which controlled for poverty and race, found that lower-suspending schools had higher achievement rates (Skiba, 2014). Similarly, a study that tracked every middle school student in Texas […]

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Commonplace Book #1: Sentence Structure and Phrasing

Political disintegration plagues Congress. House Republicans barely managed to elect a speaker last year. Political disintegration plagues Congress; House Republicans barely managed to elect a speaker. Political disintegration plagues Congress, and House Republicans barely managed to elect a speaker. Political disintegration plagues Congress, which is why House Republicans barely managed to elect a speaker. Political […]

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