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How Not To Argue: Straw Man

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Arguments get pretty ugly these days. But they don’t have to. Reasoned argument can be a good thing, but we need to learn how to argue reasonably. That means learning to avoid fallacies like the ubiquitous Straw Man Fallacy.

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Grammar Rock: Adjectives

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Another classic from the 1970′s Grammar Rock series. This one’s on adjectives.

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Mark Twain on Writing: Graphic Quotes

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Mark Twain was a prolific dispenser of wit, wisdom, and sarcasm. This post contains some choice Twainisms on writing.

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The Structure of a Good Paper

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When we refer to the structure of a paper, we mean the way the paper is organized. Well-structured papers take the time to creatively introduce the subject matter, present the content in a clear and logical order, and conclude by reinforcing the main idea and providing a sense of closure.

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A Poem You Won’t Never Forget

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A narrative poem on love, grammar, and the dangers of the double negative.

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