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Six Tips to Research Well in the Digital Age

Research in the digital age is a new beast. Students today have access to more and more information, but rather than making research skills less important, widespread access to the Internet makes it even more crucial to learn how to research well. This article provides...
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Want your student to be a better writer? Use the Socratic method!

During my time as an undergraduate student, I had the pleasure of working at my university’s writing center. My main responsibility was to coach students who needed help on their papers. Most of them were wonderful to work with and it was a great job. However, one day...
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Devices of Style - Part III: Tropes

“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”—Francis Bacon Devices of style make our writing come alive! Figures of speech, also called devices of style, are “a form of...
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Awestruck

Imagine I gently place a piece of colored glass in your hand. You could study its color, texture, size, and shape. Now, imagine I place more pieces in your hand until your hand is full. After studying each piece, you may decide you like some pieces better than others,...
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Devices of Style - Part II: Schemes, a Closer Look

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”-- Louis Nizer1 As much fun as some of us have with the Greek words for these devices...
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