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Going Out without Regrets: What Writing Taught Me about Racing, Christianity, and Life

Three months ago I ran my last collegiate 5k race. It was at the University of Kentucky on a big, beautiful, blue track. I’d always wanted to run on a blue track. I spent eight hours in the van with my teammates for the last time. We joked and argued as siblings would...
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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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