how-to-create-a-yardage-book-150Hooray! You’re all signed up. Welcome, and Thank You!

This page has your instructions, the link to the book, and some resources to watch if you’ve never commented on a Google Drive document.

A couple of house-keeping notes.


Please read the book and comment as soon as you get the link.
The publication date will only be a couple of weeks out from the time collaboration is open, and I want to make sure I capture everybody’s comments. I know it’s not much time, but we’re on a tight publication deadline. You should be able to read it in less than an hour. If you want to go the next step and actually follow the instructions to make a Yardage Guide, that process should take you about an hour the first time. Please get to it!


To make a comment once you have the book open, highlight a word, phrase, or paragraph. Or just click somewhere in the text. Then right click while hovering over the highlighted section. A menu will appear. Click “Comment” to open a dialog box, then just start typing.course_navigation_google_docs_screen_shot_with_comment

Second: Types of things to comment on:
A. Typos, significant grammatical errors, etc.
B. Re-writes. Anything confusing that should be re-written for clarity. Anything you can do to help me understand why it was confusing to you would be helpful.
C. Anything missing. This one is a little trickier, but if you read a section and think “Boy, it would be really nice to know a little more about this.” then make your suggestion. The more specific the better. Examples would be great.
D. Images and graphics: did they work to illustrate the idea? I’ll be the first to admit that I am not great with graphics. I’m doing the best I can. I’m not looking for comments on every graphic. Just the ones that don’t work, or text that would really benefit from an image. The main thing is Did they add value and get the point across? If not, what would you suggest to improve it?
E. Things to ignore. Don’t worry about formatting, graphics that are out of place or bleed over the page, or similar stuff. I uploaded the document from Word, and Google Docs does not do a perfect job translating. It will all be fixed in the final version.
Third: Leave a comment on Kindle

Comments and 5 Stars are the best way you can help raise the visibility of the book on Kindle. When the book is officially published I will send you a code so you can get the final version at no cost. Once you have it, please leave a comment and 5 stars. It’s one of the most important things you can do to help.


how-to-create-a-yardage-book-150The book is uploaded to Google Drive.

I will also send you the link via email.

Thanks again for collaborating!


PS – If you have any issues logging on to Google Drive please send me an email right away at
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For some extra help you can watch these

Tips for Teachers: Power Commenting in Google Docs

How To: Quick Tutorial for the New Google Drive (2015)

Comments in Google Docs – Google Drive Tutorial 2014

Collaboration with Google Docs in the classroom

Google Drive tutorial: Editing docs simultaneously