In Memoriam: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley


When I was a kid, my grandmother used to remind us of the superstition that “bad news always comes in …

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20 SAT Words (Quiz Included)


Certain words appear often on the SAT. You can find various lists online that were created by looking at numerous tests over the years. Below are 20 words randomly selected from one of those lists and their definitions. Click on the word for a more detailed definition on Below the list is a link to a quiz on these 20 words.

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Couldn’t Say It Better Myself: 12 Mistakes Made By Grammar Mistake Experts


In today’s post, I refer readers to a fantastic, balanced article written by one of my favorite grammar bloggers.

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Show More Than You Tell


For many writing teachers and students, “show, don’t tell” has become cliche. But cliches become cliches because they are rooted in truth. The lesson below is one of the first I ever created for the WriteAtHome curriculum, but it’s just as important today as it ever was.

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