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Wednesday’s Writing Tip

Is that a real word? Have you ever had a conversation where the person you are speaking with throws in a word that you have never heard before? The English language has morphed over the years, slang terms used as …

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Thursday’s Thrilling Tidbit

Did a missing comma kill a King? In 1308, King Edward II of England married Princess Isabella of France ( who at the time was 12 years old). King Edward had no interest in the young Isabella and at an …

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College Entrance Essay

This is an essay written by a college applicant to NYU. The author was accepted.       3A. IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU …

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Perspectives on SAT and ACT Scores.

Middlebury Dean Says SAT or ACT Score Is ‘Seldom a Deal Breaker’   By ROBERT S. CLAGETT   Mr. Clagett is dean of admissions of Middlebury College. Too many prospective applicants obsess far too much about the role of their …

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100 College Essay Topics

  The College Essay – 100+ Fine Prompts 1. What have you undertaken or done on your own in the last year or two that has nothing to do with academic work? (Northwestern) 2. Imagine that you have the opportunity …

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Admissions Essays: The Ins and Outs

Your Comments on Admissions Essays ~ courtesy of the NYTimes   By JACQUES STEINBERG   One of the pleasures of editing The Choice occurs when readers lob in level-headed comments borne of experience. Many of the responses to Dave Marcus’s …

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College: Is It Worth the Cost?

It’s a question that’s been starting to gnaw on Americans more than ever in U.S. history. Rising tuition rates and mounting college debt is inducing parents and young adults both to seriously consider whether matriculating at a four year institution …

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Sunday’s SAT Question

Medieval kingdoms did not become constitutional republics overnight; on the contrary, the change was ____________. A) unpopular B) unexpected C) advantageous D) sufficient E) gradual To locate the answer, click on Answers to Daily Questions under the Categories listed on …

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Thursday’s Fascinating Fact

The Origins of Some Very Familiar Symbols ! – To most of us this is a regular exclamation point. To the Roman Empire the symbol was meant to resemble a pen over a dot denoting the surprise or joy at …

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Wednesday’s Writing: Inspirational Quotations

We’ve all seen them before: inspirational quotations. They frequent prominent areas on people’s Facebook and Myspace profiles. They appear on daily quickwrite questions and are used by friends and families to give an uplifting word to one another. So how …

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