Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

Buckler of Swashes or Swasher of Buckles?


My friend Will made me chuckle to myself (CTM) with his response to my previous Three Musketeers post, in which …

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The Funny Thing about the Three Musketeers


From my Head Scratcher File: During commercial breaks last night in the devastating and almost unfathomable defeat of my beloved …

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SAT Essay, Part 4: Three Tips for Taking a Strong Position


The first thing essay readers look for is a strong position. Taking a half-hearted or diplomatic approach to the topic is a sure way to drop your score. In Part 3 of this series, I talked about the importance of getting your thesis right. The thesis is the starting place of an essay with strong content. In this article, I’ll show you three ways to keep your position firm throughout the paper.

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You Can Quote More Shakespeare Than You Think(eth)


It’s pretty mind-blowing how much William Shakespeare has influenced our language. He’s been gone about 400 years, but we keep using his expressions. All of the following oft-repeated phrases come from the Bard of Avon. Some of them have been altered over time, but I bet you recognize most of them.

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