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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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10 Tips for Writing a Killer Essay

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Essays don’t have to be boring. Check out these ten tips for writing a killer essay.

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What’s the Deal with Copywork and Dictation?

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Are the exercises of copywork and dictation necessary? Are they helpful? What’s the thinking behind these practices?

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Writing Challenge: Oulipo N + 7

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Here’s a fun poetry exercise for middle or high school students. Actually, adults might like it too!

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