Writing Formula

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The links on this page are suggested links to tools that encourage thinking and good writing.  They are not perfect.  

I would suggest that you create a window in a text hyperlink editor for the tools you will need to complete your project.  Keep them in a small window on the side of the screen and use them as needed. 

  1. Best Writing Sites:  Lousy Writer,  PoeWar,  The Web English Writer,   or Filamentality.
  2. Editor: Google Docs
  3. Subject Choice:  Reddit
  4. Organizer:  (Free -  WiseMapping ) (For Tablets - Free Mind Preview )
  5. To Do List:  Gubb  (Use this for tasks
  6. Form or Format:  Choice depends on project.
  7. Tools:  Your choice, as needed.
  8. Words: Your choice, as neede
  9. Writing: Your choice
  10. Reference and Resource:  Your Choice, as needed
  11. Grammar  & Spelling Tools:  ExpressoPaper Rater  and After the Deadliine    
  12. Final Writing:  Proofread and Viper
  13. Projects: Electronic Essay or your choice.  Create your own combinations with “Jot the Web”  or  “LiveBinder” 



Subject Choice



  1. Ambience Generator  Write with the 5 senses.
  2. Bonsai Story Generator     
  3. Divination Generator
  4. Fantastic Floral Generator
  5. Fancy Name Generator
  6. Personality Generator
  7. Robopoem
  8. Word Generator




Infographics  - CAP Center

ToDo  List

  • Workflowy
  • Pocketmod    The PocketMod is a new way to keep yourself organized. Lets face it, PDAs are too expensive and cumbersome, and organizers are bulky and hard to carry around. Nothing beats a folded up piece of paper. That is until now. With the PocketMod, you can carry around the days notes, keep them organized in any way you wish, then easily transfer the notes to your PDA, spreadsheet, or planner.
  • Gubb

Format and Forms 

All Categories

Book Report

Research Paper 

  • The CAP Center
  • Note Stars  NoteStar is an Internet utility to assist in the preparation of research papers. Teachers and students can set up research projects with topics and sub-topics. Students may then take advantage of NoteStar's many features to collect and organize their notes and prepare their bibliography page.

Biography and Autobiography






  • Comix for creating  your own comic book


  • The Very Best Tools for writers from PaperBack Writer.   Free
  • Quora  Ask any question
  • Google Search Guide  Syntax for Google Searches
  • Map Maker   Make statistical maps 
  • I Write Like  Analyze your writing style
  • Find Pictures (TinEye)  Find duplicate pictures on the web
  • Venn Generators
  • What have I learned
  • Diffen   Compare the differences between two things
  • Project Poster  Web Worksheet Wizard and Project Poster have combined to make Web Poster Wizard. This FREE tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students. Students complete the assignments by creating their own online projects or reports. Teachers and students can even add images and links to their pages
  • Monitor prompter





  • Paragraph Punch  As students advance, to improve writing skills they need in-depth support. They need to organize their thoughts and learn to clearly communicate their ideas in writing.
  • Comparison & Contrast  Comparison and contrast are ways of looking at objects and thinking about how they are alike and different.For instance, all of these items are alike because they are kinds of food, but there are many ways that they are different. For instance, they belong to different food groups. Some must be cooked before eating, and some can be eaten raw. When you write comparison and contrast, you will pay attention to these kinds of details.

Reference and Resources

Device and Apps

      Power Point


Grammar and Spelling Tools:

Checkers Correctors

Grammar Information


Final Writing - Necessary Steps  

Proof Reading

Viper - Plagiarism checker  Free

Best Writing Sites

  • Rubric  Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? Try RubiStar out! Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. You can access them from home, school, or on the road. Registration and use of this tool is free, so click the Register link in the login area to the right to get started now.
  • Stop Watch / Timer 
  • Writing Fix   How this website came to be..and how you can help keep it online and free-to-use:
    Teachers should share with each other, and the Internet is the perfect tool for promoting sharing.
  • Lesson Writer    founded in 2008 by educators and programmers to improve education, is the only service that automatically creates personalized print, web, and mobile-ready literacy lessons. LessonWriter creates opportunities to teach reading wherever comprehension matters - in every class and in every subject   This site includes: user dictionaries, comprehension question options, enhanced class reporting features.  LessonWriter is a simple, fast and free tool for analyzing texts for literacy teaching points that automatically creates comprehensive lessons and lesson plans from any material the teacher chooses.LessonWriter tracks classes, differentiates and scaffolds instruction, and save teachers a great deal of (usually unpaid) prep time  
  • Use  LousyWriter.com to learn how to write, how to use words, how to write sentences, and how to communicate effectively.
  • PoeWar   Wiki Site Map  - I have decided to move most of the content from this site into a wiki. I’m still doing some work on it, but I think you will find it very useful. Here is a guide to the content.
  • Writing Skills   Good writing skills are essential for effective communication. Learning to write well takes time and practice.
  • BBC Skillswise is a free-to-access website for adult numeracy and literacy tutors and students, with printable worksheets and fact sheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by students at home.
  • The Web English Teacher  At Web English Teacher educators can take advantage of online technology to share ideas and to benefit from the work of others. Beginning teachers can find guidance; experienced teachers can find inspiration. Think of it as the faculty library and faculty workroom on a global scale.  Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, videos, e-texts, technology integration, criticism, and classroom activities. Permission to link is granted to any educational site.
  • Filamentality  Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages.



  1. Expresso Stories  This is espresso stories, an idea by the writers ChrisWorth and R.P. Bird. It explores a literary form for today's frothed-up, on-the-hoof, want-it-all-now consumer lifestyle: complete stories that take no longer to read than an espresso takes to slurp. The most basic rule is that they're just a sentence or two, totalling 25 words or less.


2.  Electronic Essay

Know how to do Research.  Find a subject you have a  passion for, and look at both sides of the issue.  Find Data FactsTrends  or Insights to support your ideas. Include pictures in your essay or project using an online editor  or Power Point.  Use links like grammar/speller checker and PaperRater” to check your work.  -Use Hyperlinks or a Timeline / Excel Timeline for reference and support.  Choose the type of essay  that best suits your needs, and present  illustrations in an “Infographic” or Graph . Use data or facts in a spreadsheet.  Organize your ideas using Diagrams,  sticky notes or Listings .  Use a DictionaryThesaurus,  or Grammar / Punctuation reference when needed.  


Create your own combinations with “Jot the Web”  or  “LiveBinder”  (Use CAP Center Tools)

View examples of electronic Essays or projects:  Awesome Stories

 Here's a challenge for your next essay.   Create an essay with as many of the following inclusions that will strengthen and develop the ideas in  your essay.

  •  1.   Include at least five hyperlinks
  •  2.  Include a picture in your essay (not a hyperlink)
  •  3.   Include an info-graphic that you created (not a hyperlink)
  •  4.   Include research or factual reference (not a hyperlink)
  •  5.   Include a video  or audio recording (can be a hyperlink)
  •  6.   Include a hyperlink to a short "Power Point"  you created
  •  7.   Include all the elements of a good essay  (Essay)


3.  Write Seniors is dedicated to preserving the craft of hand writing among seniors. If you would care to browse through our extensive store of articles, you'll find more information on writing a great letter, using pen pals to help you with your foreign language skills, finding a pen pal, and how to protect your privacy when corresponding with strangers. Just look at the top of the page and access the pull down menus to see what we have available.


4.  Creative  This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality This I Believe


© Thomas Wilson 2016