Charis for writing Good writing skills I I would like to begin my series on developing good writing skills this week by sharing some reasons why I believe it's important to write well. On a personal level, writing well will help you to communicate better as that is the purpose of writing. Misunderstanding occurs at… Continue reading GOOD WRITING SKILLS I


Using Apostrophes II

Charis for writing Lesson 3 Using Apostrophes II Welcome to your online writing class. This is our second lesson on apostrophe usage and we will examine when it's appropriate to use apostrophes. Basically, in English, the apostrophe is used in two contexts: possession and omission. Possession: The apostrophe is used to signify that something belongs… Continue reading Using Apostrophes II


Word Study: LOOSE, LOSE, LOSS and LOST.

Lesson 2 Per a special request, we are repeating an old lesson this week. Word Study: LOOSE, LOSE,  LOSS and LOST. Because of the closeness of their pronunciation, people tend to confuse the orthography of 'loose' and 'lose' and that of 'lost' and 'loss.' But these words are not synonymous and have different meanings,  sometimes… Continue reading Word Study: LOOSE, LOSE, LOSS and LOST.