Find ’em

October 25th, 2013

This sentence contains exactly threee erors.

Writing to a “General” U.S. Audience

October 24th, 2013

As a follow-up to my last post, which addressed how to determine the level at which you are writing, I thought I’d give a few tips on how to write at the goal (8th Grade) reading level. Most of these points are ones you already know. So, you might consider this some form of refresher. However, I have tried to add some context and examples to each point.

Here are some points to help Read the rest of this entry »

A Little Logo Fun

October 23rd, 2013

So, a few months ago, I came across this video of a 5-yr-old’s perspective of some famous logos. It is, of course, very cute, and some logos she knows or mentally connects with person events. However, it got me thinking about how

That video lead me to Read the rest of this entry »

What reading level is your text?

October 22nd, 2013

We often hear that the average American reads at an 8th grade reading level (shameful, that). Most newspapers, I believe, are even written as low as at a 4th grade reading level (painful statistic). But, what does that mean, and how can you know the level at which you are writing? You could Read the rest of this entry »

Lego Calendar Syncs Automatically With Smartphone

October 21st, 2013

As a child, I was an extreme Legomaniac, extreme I tell you. i’d spend hours and days building intensely detailed and large vehicles, structures, creatures, etc. When I got more into my teens, I still had my Legos and ended up making more functional things: phone holders, bowls, a guitar stand, etc.  So, what more can be done with Legos, now that I’m a working adult and spending much of my time in the workplace?

Vitamins, a creative design studio, has the answer. Read the rest of this entry »