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Parts of Speech:  A Pop Culture Primer

Parts of Speech: A Pop Culture Primer

Relatively Interesting February 23, 2016 0

Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, conjunction, and prepositions – oh my!   Parts of speech, their definition and usage can be tedious and confusing.  Sure, we all know how to use them, but who

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Relatively Interesting February 15, 2016 0

This is not just another viral Facebook post (though we wouldn’t mind if you all shared this to make it one).  Your ability to read this message reveals something fascinating about the human mind.

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Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

Relatively Interesting January 29, 2016 1

Question:  “When you take apart a Lego house and mix the pieces into the bin, where does the house go?” Answer?  “It’s in the bin.” Answer:  “No, those are just pieces.  They could become

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The evolution of education in the digital space

The evolution of education in the digital space

Relatively Interesting December 16, 2015 1

A massive shift in how education is delivered in our modern world is underway.  Though the shift has widely and vociferously been resisted by the established, legacy institutions, the forces of economics and educational

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The Labyrinthine Library of Babel

The Labyrinthine Library of Babel

Relatively Interesting October 12, 2015 10

“The Library of Babel” is a short story by Jorge Borges which was written in the 1940’s and translated to English in the 1960’s. It tells the story about a library that houses all

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The Shapes of Stories

The Shapes of Stories

Relatively Interesting April 20, 2015 1

Esteemed write Kurt Vonnegut noted that his special contribution to culture wasn’t a popular novel like “Cat’s Cradle” or “Slaughterhouse-Five,” but a master’s thesis he wrote while studying anthropology at the University of Chicago.  The

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When grammar was invented…

When grammar was invented…

Relatively Interesting March 12, 2015 0

While it is certainly important that good grammar is upheld and taught well, a bit of self-reflection is needed before we sneer at other people’s mistakes.  Except when someone says, “for all intensive purposes…” instead

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5 Jokes That Writers Will Certainly Appreciate

5 Jokes That Writers Will Certainly Appreciate

Relatively Interesting October 2, 2014 2

  And when you’re done with these, you can learn how to write good yourself.            Image Sources: http://www.writing.com/ Bonus joke, via Grammarly.com

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Carl Sagan:  On the Magic of Books

Carl Sagan: On the Magic of Books

Relatively Interesting January 1, 2014 0

What an astonishing thing a book is.  It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.  But one glance at it and you’re

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How To Write Good

How To Write Good

Relatively Interesting September 10, 2013 0

How do you make an English major very, very angry?  Simply post this on the door of the department’s head, and you’ll be off to a good start. How to Write Good has been

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