Author Archives: davidbdale

About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Rebuttal Argument—Aquarela

Needs a Title In ‘‘Breaking Down the Wall of Silence’’, Allice Miller affirms that again and again the child’s share of the blame is looked for and found, with the result that only extremely brutal cases is the term “child … Continue reading

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End of Semester Grade Conferences

If you haven’t scheduled Most of you have scheduled your Grade Conferences, but for those who haven’t, I must inform you it’s now too late to have any input into your final grade. If you have scheduled The End-of-Semester Grade … Continue reading

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Core Value 1. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. Insert here a 125-word explanation of how you met the goal. For a fuller … Continue reading

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Grade Levels 2

I wrote two sentences in my recent post “Counterintuitive Econundrums,” that I realized while I was writing them contained about a paragraph of material each. They’re not perfect sentences, and I won’t try to edit them now that they’re on … Continue reading

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Rhetoric Workshop

Workshop Example DAY MON DATE As you read the following paragraph, ask the important questions about Rhetoric. Does the paragraph use precise language to emphasize its ideas? Does it make clear claims? Does the paragraph ask readers to accept a … Continue reading

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Grammar Exercise—davidbdale

If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude toward their child it increases the risk that they’re child will grow up hostile towards others. And its not just aggression toward others that results from child abuse; a large amount of … Continue reading

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Robust Verbs—612119d

Orignal- There is a huge problem in Vancouver with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts. The problem is that there is a large … Continue reading

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White Paper: A Student Model

For the second time this semester I’m calling out the work of your classmate Cardinal as a model to emulate. You may recall me recommending Cardinal’s “Stone Money” assignment as among the best I’ve ever read, if not the very … Continue reading

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On Being Specific: Beware of IT and THIS

A student last semester wrote this Purposeful Summary. His name was Wazoo. As you read Wazoo’s comment, see if you can answer this essential question: What’s He Talking About? It seems counterintuitive that we buy iphones and use them knowing … Continue reading

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Hypothesis Feedback

About half of you (maybe more!) should be asking for Feedback Please regarding your “My Hypothesis” posts. (I took another look. Almost all of you should be asking for feedback on your Hypothesis posts.) I love you. I want what’s … Continue reading

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