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The Art of Brevity: How to Improve Writing When Adverbs Get in the Way

The Art of Brevity: How to Improve Writing When Adverbs Get in the Way

William Strunk Jr. was a professor of English at Cornell University who published The Elements of Style in 1918. One of his former students, E. B. White (author of such children’s classics as Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little), revised and expanded the original, which became a leading style manual for writers commonly referred to as Strunk & White. He had this to say about brevity:

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Weird Writing Habits of Famous Writers

Weird Writing Habits of Famous Writers

Creativity and oddity are two best friends. That’s why artists, musicians, writers or other creative beings often have a range of unusual habits. On the one hand, you could leave all these extraordinary artists alone and live your normal life. On the other hand, you could take a closer look, changing your attitude from thinking they are weirdos or eccentric, and make use of some of their creative practices.

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The Dangers of Free Public Domain Material: What Teachers Should Know

The Dangers of Free Public Domain Material: What Teachers Should Know

Teachers are always looking for great materials to use in their classrooms, but it’s important to know a few things about copyrights in order to avoid infringing on them. You no doubt have heard about public domain material, which most people assume means you can feel free to use it however you wish. This article will provide a more nuanced understanding of public domain materials and what teachers should know about them.

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How to Use Wikipedia Effectively for Your Term Papers

How to Use Wikipedia Effectively for Your Term Papers

As a student you are interested in doing your homework fast and effectively. Mission impossible, right? However, there is a way out for you. The Internet provides thousands of useful resources which, of course, you can take advantage of, but proceed with caution. Some of these websites may turn out to be unreliable. You should learn how to use and quote online sources properly.

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