Start in the Middle: In Medias Res

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Ancient Greek poets like Homer understood the value of grabbing a reader’s attention. Today’s writers can benefit from the epic convention of starting in medias res.

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Words We Confuse that Spellcheckers Miss, Parts I and J

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The next in an ongoing series of posts on troublesome spelling situations caused by homophones. This article looks at homophones beginning with I and J.

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Grammar Question: Can “They” or “Their” Be Singular?

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It seems pretty common for people to use “they” or “their” to refer to singular antecedents. Is that okay? Is it wrong to say, “Someone left their umbrella in the hallway.”?

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Do Students in Online Classes Cheat More?

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I’m not sure how this data applies to something like WriteAtHome. We’ve certainly caught some students copying and pasting work …

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