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Word Pairs that Repeat Themselves

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He grew by leaps and bounds. We searched every nook and cranny. You will have to pick and choose. English is replete with redundancies. There is little to no difference between leaping and bounding, nooks and crannies, picking and choosing. Some language purists advocate the elimination of all redundant expressions, but I not only disagree, I think it’s a terrible …

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Verbing Weirds Language

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Verbification, or verbing is the turning of nouns into verbs. This is often fine and useful. I find it much …

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SAT Essay, Part 1: Seven Basic Prep Tips

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This year, WriteAtHome has begun offering a two-week course designed to get kids ready for the SAT essay. Nothing about …

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WriteAtHome Student Distribution by State

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Interesting stat: More Alaskans are enrolled in WriteAtHome courses than any other state resident. And the only state that doesn’t …

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Education Infographic: The Flipped Classroom

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This idea is new to me, but at first glance — I like it. Any thoughts?  

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