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History and Review of The National Book Award

The National Book Award was established in 1950 by the National Book Foundation, which was a collection of publishers, editors, writers, and critics, with a mission to, "celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America" (National Book Foundation).

The National Book Award is awarded to books in four categories each year, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. In addition, two…


Added by Anna Everson on February 15, 2019 at 10:55 — No Comments


Love is not a forceful deed, indeed its about feat about someone ... :)like

Added by Common Mass on February 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments



Procrastination is killing us day by day. As an Accountant if we practice it day by day, we will lose our effectiveness very soon. Who knows in future we will fall in great trouble.  But every day we are doing it & we are losing our future achievements.


How we are practicing procrastinating?


A lots of payment in hand, voucher in hand, reporting in hand but not taking early…


Added by MA Chy on February 14, 2019 at 10:31 — 1 Comment

Happy Valentine's day

Added by Anastasia on February 13, 2019 at 21:29 — 1 Comment

What Can We Learn From The Best Educational Systems in the World

The U.S. educational system continues to evolve, but neither students nor professors feel like it’s taking the right course. Five decades ago, the educational systems of Finland and South Korea had serious problems.

However, these…


Added by Isabelle Rignall on February 13, 2019 at 8:43 — No Comments

Writing Challenge: How I Describe "Darkness"

One day, I opened my two eyes and was surprised, even shocked. How could everything be so dark, total black, the darkest black, without color, not even a single dot of light. I tried to sit on my bed. My heart was full of anxiety and confusion.... "I still can't believe this. Am I blind now?". My two hands were shivering and still holding the blanket. I was sure that that was not a dream.…


Added by Onee-chan on February 13, 2019 at 5:30 — 4 Comments

~2019 - 03 : Who is he? ~

After a while without my laptop.. I am used not be able to go online and mostly using my phone catching up with the reading.

I failed my last aim on reading 180 books.. This year I reduce to 150 books to read.

Psssst… (whispering) psstt……

I want to tell you a story that makes my day.

While on the way home, waiting on train playing with my phone. I saw him.

Tall with fair skin, have a brownish hair with dimple both on his cheek. He is so… Continue

Added by Fizzy on February 11, 2019 at 8:06 — 5 Comments

•●° Just to Say Thanks °●•

     If you don't welcome a guest in a proper way . He won't knock your door again and blessings are the same . We need to be grateful for our blessings and for people who give us a helping hand . I remember one my friends telling me " You know what , the word Thanks can remove and wash away all my exhaustion " .                                                There is that famous saying in my culture "" he / she  who isn't thankful for people favors  , won't be thankful for Allah's…


Added by Rosemary :) on February 10, 2019 at 11:42 — 6 Comments

Teaching Reading

Dear English teachers, please share the methods which you use in teaching Reading.

Added by Halima on February 9, 2019 at 11:40 — 10 Comments

Tell me ..I am !!!!

Tell me ..I am !!!!

You were not..., I was the one..

You were sick , and I m healthy...

No, actually I was a real sick man,Because of the fading diseases of the heart...

You were starving, and I was in prosperous...

No, actually I was in actual starvation, because of always thristy stomach, hateful & unlawful food and lavish life which forgetting others...

You were Ugly , and I am handsome...

No, actually I was the real Ugliest, with dark & black…


Added by Soul Traveler. on February 9, 2019 at 10:50 — No Comments

~2019 - 02 : How I Describe "ROM" (Onee-chan's Writing Challenge) ~

What is ROM?

ROM stands for Read Only Memory. The memory from which we can only read but cannot write on it.

Well, that's me for past these weeks. (^_^)?

January is my Birthday month and on my birthday, my laptop motherboard crashed.  Its kinda like a curse or something... lol  i was like.. what... i have been using this laptop for few months only and its still new *mental shutdown

It should be my happy day but turn out miserable.. still i am…


Added by Fizzy on February 9, 2019 at 5:34 — 2 Comments

Onee's Writing Challenge: How do I describe Silence

        A lot of people tell me that I'm so quiet. A lot of people also perceive me as lonely, negative or not so quite interesting to talk to.

        It is also what I describe myself, silent. Silence is my friend. I like being quiet because that's the time I hear the true sounds of everything around me. The trees are boosting their magnificence. The flowers beside the road are conveying their…


Added by Mayumi on February 6, 2019 at 13:25 — 9 Comments

Onee's Writing Challenge: How I Describe Four Words

Can you guess them?

1. The more people you share your pleasure with, the more you feel pleasure. On the other hand, the more people you share your sadness with, the less you feel sadness.

2. Sea water evaporates and becomes vapor. It is cooled in the sky and becomes cloud. Cloud makes rain and it falls down on the ground and sea.…


Added by Tam on February 6, 2019 at 8:04 — 6 Comments

Don't need to be got that much emotional on loosing your good friend on EC):D

I never expected that you ended our friendship without saying a single word if you say just bye before ended the contact the pain of loss would be bearable for me but you wouldn't bother even to say that. The feeling of  pain of loosing you can't be express in words if I try to express this feeling in words it's be like you have a good friend and he was dead and you  haven't know where his or her dead body is nor you know his grave where you go and cry.....

I have to…


Added by Gulzar Hussain on February 6, 2019 at 7:07 — 10 Comments


Onee's writing challenge.  I am not describing "Dream"  I am mentioning a dream.

“OH! You have come again!” 

No reply, there was silence but “Yes,” was hissed in my ears.  She was looking very happy. Her supple fingers were caressing my forehead. 

“How much you make me wait, and then you part quickly!” My voice was trembling;…


Added by Mishaikh on February 5, 2019 at 16:00 — 11 Comments

Expressions in English with ‘Tongue’

English has many expressions. We should know the meaning when natives us them.

I will use expressions with 'tongue' while telling a short story.

Here you go:

Sam is sitting on the bench next to the house door when Helen, his wife, comes home.

Helen: "Hello Sam, what are you doing here, outside…


Added by Rose Iris Will on February 2, 2019 at 20:13 — 37 Comments

Using Symbols on a Computer

Joseph's recent emailed newsletter about "Typing and Writing Symbols" was interesting. It reminded me of the days when I taught business communication and computing.

One of the things I taught students was how to create symbols on their computers that were not available on their keyboards. These symbols, as some of you will know, are part of the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) which you can find here:…


Added by Robinoz on February 2, 2019 at 1:19 — 2 Comments

Onee's Writing Challenge: How I Describe "Friendship"

Friendship is a word that people often use, and often even they use it thoughtlessly. Especially in the virtual media.

We get friendship requests from people, we hardly ever know.

The word friendship got a new meaning during the last years.

I always struggle to call it friendship when I just met…


Added by Rose Iris Will on February 1, 2019 at 20:30 — 31 Comments

Onee's Writing Challenge: How I Describe "Silence"


Silence means absence of sound (any voice), but is there silence actually?  No there is always sound all around us, sometimes it is beyond our hearing power.  There is a phrase “broken heart”, we say my heart is broken. Is there anyone who can say he has …


Added by Mishaikh on January 31, 2019 at 15:00 — 21 Comments

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