Resources

Articles

 

Megan McArdle, “Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators”     —     From The Atlantic. Reminds me of a funny, dirty joke about procrastination. Not appropriate for this site, of course. If you’re clever, you can probably find it online.

 

Geoffrey K. Pullum, “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”     —     From The Chronicle of Higher Education. Pullum is a Linguist at The University of Edinburgh. This article is well worth a read if you were ever taught to revere Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style.

Blogs

 

Language Log     —     Blog created by linguist Geoffrey Pullum. Focuses on the ongoing debate between descriptivism and prescriptivist linguistics

Websites

 

Purdue OWL     —     The gold standard, online English language handbook

 

Google Ngram viewer     —     An online viewer that charts that frequency of any word or short sentence found in printed material between 1500 and 2008

 

Receive the YWC Blog

Enter your information below to receive blog posts via email.

Thanks. You will receive a confirmation request via email shortly.