New to VCOP and want to learn about it. Is there a site I can go to (or an article here) that explains in detail exactly what VCOP and Big Writing are? I know what VCOP stands for. I also know there is a VCOP forum and that there are lots of threads about VCOP and Big Writing here, but these seem to be sharing resources and ideas for implementing VCOP/Big Writing rather than explaining what it is and what to do do implement it. Here are a few dummies questions people could help me with for starters: 1. What is the difference between VCOP and Big Writing (if, indeed, there is one)? 2. Are the four strands of VCOP all based on pyramids? 3. Does VCOP not emphasise things like varied sentence lengths, the structure of text, use of paragraphs, use of dialogue?