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November 16, 2012

Books can offer some of the most exciting adventures of your life, if only you know where to look. A lot of students are biased against books because school assigned readings can seem forced and unnecessary. In reality, there are books that are as adventurous and lively as any movie or video game out there.…

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November 13, 2012

With all of the papers, exams, and other time-sucking assignments that inevitably accompany the end of the semester, it may be difficult to get excited about recreational reading. (In case you\'ve forgotten, with your brain all muddled up with lit papers and math exams, recreational reading is reading you do for fun in this magical…

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November 12, 2012

Dangling modifiers appear in our everyday speech, in the media, and even on street signs: Grammatically, this sign is warning drivers that pedestrians are slippery when wet. I wouldn’t really say that pedestrians become slippery when wet, but even if they do, the slipperiness of a pedestrian does not merit the existence of a cautionary…

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November 7, 2012

Whether you were running around campus celebrating or pouting in your room by the end of the night on November 6th, you probably turned to the Internet to say something about how you felt. And even if you didn’t say anything, you certainly read what someone else said! As our newsfeeds filled with rants, memes,…

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November 2, 2012

Ok, so nobody\'s denying it: citations can be tricky, and students usually look for ways to make the works cited page as painless as possible. And that\'s ok! But sometimes, we\'re tempted to throw caution to the winds, pay a little visit to an automatic citation cite (like EasyBib or BibMe), and copy, click, paste,…

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