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So Punny I Forgot to Laugh

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I’m a sucker for puns (a pun-sucker?). I laugh out loud at good ones. I’ve found, however, that I am …

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SAT Essay, Part 8: The Conclusion

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At the end of a tiring trip, it’s a nice feeling to finally pull into your own driveway and put the car in park. That’s how good essays should come to an end also — with a graceful and satisfying sense of closure. An essay without a conclusion is like slamming on the brakes a block from home.

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Is Couth a Word?

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Have you ever used the word couth? It wasn’t long ago that the word was unrecognized by dictionaries — what …

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SAT Essay Prep, Part 7: Three Tips for Transitions

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A solid essay is organized – built solidly brick by brick. If you follow the outline and the organizing guidelines we’ve discussed in previous posts, you have taken an essential step toward a high-scoring essay.

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