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Yeas and Nays of the Oxford Comma

Are you team Oxford comma or not? Not quite sure where you stand in this controversial grammar debate? Check out our rundown of the entire argument and decide for yourself because, at the end of the day, it’s a matter that defines your personal style. For more on grammar visit […]

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Teaching Insights: How to Model Effective Writing

Do you remember learning to drive? You probably didn’t learn by reading a how-to manual or listening to your parents lecture about driving. Most likely, you watched your parents operate a car while giving you step-by-step instructions. You probably learned through demonstrations and practice.  It’s the same way in education, […]

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The Magic of a Paper Outline

It’s 11 p.m., your paper is due tomorrow, and you’re only about halfway done. You’re typing along and when you realize that, wait…you’re actually not a huge fan of your argument or the supporting examples you’re using. Your options are to haphazardly keep writing or to backtrack and rehash what […]

5 Tips for English Tutors

Tutoring is a fantastic part-time job — not only do you earn money, but also you keep your own skills sharp. When it comes to English, there’s always a demand for tutoring. The challenge is, however, that English is a broad topic. Does your student need help with essay writing? […]

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Word Trivia for English Language Lovers

Calling all you wonderful word nerds! In a celebration of one of the most popular lingua franca on the planet, we have gathered a few little-known English facts that may shock, surprise and delight. There are thousands of words in the English language. Make sure your work uses those words […]