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…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
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…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
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…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
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…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
April 23, 2021

Whether you’re a student who needs to learn Shakespeare for their English class or a veteran reader, chances are you’ve come across several words in Shakespeare’s collected works that confused or frustrated you. Some of them may seem made up or some may be words we are already familiar with that seem to have a…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
April 22, 2021

Image by prettysleepy1 from Pixabay On behalf of the Writing Center, Happy Earth Week! Caring for the Earth is not a once a year event; it is something we should be doing all year-round. Whether you are interested in non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, here are a few book recommendations for celebrating our shared home. Special…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
1 2 3 4 5 21