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Some easily confused words

Plenty of word pairs confuse writers. This video clears up a few of the common issues: Farther and Further Stationery and Stationary Every day and Everyday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXPR7vHbcoY   Far

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Great Quotations About Education

  “A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer one’s vocabulary and the greater one’s awareness of subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one’s thinking. If you do not know the words, you can hardly know the thing.” ~ Henry Hazlitt, […]

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Ask Jodi: How Do You Think You Would Do On The SAT?

Dear Jodi,  I just read a hilarious article by a guy in his 30’s who wanted to know how he’d do on the SAT after all these years, so he took it again. How do you think you would do on the test today?    Tres Curious  Dear Tres, Funny question! Mike Scharf could answer this […]

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Word of the Week: Expunge

Click below to watch a (short!) video about “expunge.”  

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Ask Jodi: Contractions in academic writing

Dear Jodi, My teenager and I are always debating about whether it’s okay for her to use contractions in her academic writing.  What do you think? Christine   Dear Christine, I think that writing that does not have any contractions is not free to sound as if it is conversational (didn’t that sentence sound stiff?). […]

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