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SOAP-STone is an acronym for ........setting up to write something.

Monday, January 27, 2014

SOAP-STone is an acronym for a series of questions that you first ask yourself, and then answer, as you begin to plan your composition.



We have many writers on SP. Maybe this will help someone improve their writing.
As a teacher mostly geared toward science, I did not pursue writing very much.

The meanings of each letter of SOA-STone is explained in this link:

www.smart-words.org/word
s-for/soap.html
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  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    I've no idea how I managed to learn how to write, as this sort of formula was not discussed at all in any of my K-12 grade classes back in the "yester-year"!! I just asked my son if he knew about it, and he said that they used it back in the sixth grade - but he's never had to use it in any of his English classes since then (he's a sophomore in high school now.). Interesting though. Might have made some sense to me if I could have read something like this as a kid, to compensate for not having any interpreting or captioning in any of my classes (again - back then you ether went to school for the Deaf or you just took your chances with the regular school. The whole "mainstream" and "inclusion" concepts were not even used in the school districts I was in as a kid in the 60's and 70's. Maybe in the really large metro areas but we were always out in the boondocks...). :)
    975 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good writing advice.
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  • GRACEOMALLEY
    Excellent advise. Thanks for posting.
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  • LIS193
    Thanks for sharing the article!
    975 days ago
  • WALLINMW
    Stay motivated!
    975 days ago
  • BEESPARKLE
    Really who on Sparks as a writer in a blog comment . Plus age.

    Really cares about what is proper. The way I hear some adults use the blink. blink

    vulgar language more than I have ever heard it. So our grammar mistakes remain peachy.

    To me that would throw off a lot of older people to not want to write a blog. If they had
    to watch every what, where, how.

    You write form the heart on Sparks. I see some faults in my own writing but it really does not bother me. I can talk and it is all that matters.



    Also allot of people have had strokes or speech disabilities and what comes out may not be the proper grammar. I know what they are saying.

    So what matters. I mean if you even write a book.

    You have a prove reader that reads it. My young son is intelligent but when he wrote

    two books. He had a prove reader fill in the I's and the t's.

    So that is my opinion.

    hugs


    975 days ago
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