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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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February 14, 2022

Procrastination is not laziness. It’s a tool our body uses to avoid negative feelings and discomfort. We can address our body’s instinct to evade by equipping ourselves with more tools to get the results we want (and maybe even enjoy it along the way). It’s possible and rewarding to break the avoidance cycle and create…

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October 13, 2021

“Languages and dialects…do not exist inside of a vacuum,” note linguists Hans Heinrich Hoch and Brian Joseph (Hoch and Joseph, 2009). Throughout all human history, languages have influenced and impacted one another in a series of gentle encounters and violent collisions, leading to some truly complex and truly bizarre linguistic phenomena. Some of these phenomena…

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