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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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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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