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April 19, 2022

Image by Peggy_Marco on Pixabay While everyone’s heard of a period, question mark, and interrogation point, a lot fewer people have heard of their newest member: the interrobang. The interrobang is defined as “a punctuation mark designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory rhetorical question” (Merriam-Webster). The interrobang is officially symbolized by…

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April 11, 2022

Over the past few years podcasts have become a source of entertainment as well as information for many people. With podcasts being accessible for many, they have allowed people to both broaden and deepen their interest among an assortment of topics, which includes writing. Writing centered podcasts actually have a fairly large listener base and…

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April 1, 2022

Have you ever wondered what dog breed has the most to teach you about collegiate academic writing? Well then look no further than the McDaniel College Writing Center and our \"paws-itively\" talented crew. You might not know this, but the tutors of the McDaniel College Writing Center each learned their craft from a common household…

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March 10, 2022

“Look, I didn\'t want to be a half-blood. If you\'re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom and dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It\'s scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful…

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February 28, 2022

TIME IS MONEY is a common conceptual metaphor. (Image by geralt via Pixabay.) While you think that you leave metaphors restricted within the four walls of your English classroom, you might be surprised by how often metaphorical language slips into your speech. This phenomenon happens regularly through what linguists call conceptual metaphors. The Conceptual Metaphor…

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February 24, 2022

Image by Caz Novak in Pacifica collection \"New Chums Beach\" Books are a way for people to learn about other\'s perspectives and experiences in life. I have found that people do not often enough read books from other countries and make an effort to find books other than what we get given in class. I…

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