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April 1, 2021

Idioms are phrases that we use everyday and, for most native English speakers, we know exactly what they mean without having to think about it... but when you do stop to think about it, some of these phrases are pretty strange.  Have you ever wondered, for example, where phrases like \"raining cat\'s and dogs\" and…

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March 4, 2021

Have you ever wondered, for example, where phrases like \"raining cat\'s and dogs\" and \"going off half-cock\" came from? Idioms are phrases that we use everyday and, for most native English speakers, we know exactly what they mean without having to think about it... but when you do stop to think about it, some of…

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November 20, 2020

Do you have a little more time on your hands, now that classes are online and summer is just around the corner? If you are looking for some book recommendations, here are some from the Writing Center tutors! [caption id=\"attachment_4746\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"500\"] Image by StockSnap from Pixabay[/caption] If you still haven\'t read some of these…

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November 20, 2020

Created in worditout.com From pixabay.com It’s November 20th! This date may not be of particular significance to you, but it is the same day that Mr. Collins’ proposed to protagonist Elizabeth in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice.’ Now, I am going to propose an idea to you, which you may vehemently reject - in the…

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November 9, 2020

From pixabay.com You’re looking through the Blackboard page, and you can’t find the reading your professor assigned. Your class will be in a computer lab next week, but you don’t remember which one. You have questions about how your essay could be improved. You need to send your professor an email. Chances are, you’ll need…

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November 7, 2020

McDaniel students should apply to be Writing Tutors frankly because being a tutor is a wonderful opportunity that our college offers. Below I’ve listed the reasons why I believe, as a current tutor, other students should apply for the position: Being a good writer requires practice like any other skill. As a writing tutor, you…

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