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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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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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