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The English Teacher’s Nightmare: A Poem

A Healing Rite When People Don’t Write Right. English teachers will get this. Plus two many typos make me pole my hare out, and I’ve gotta vent somehow.

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College Application Essays Dos and Don’ts

Writing about yourself is tricky. What does it take to win over the admissions committee? Discover what to do—and not do—with this college application advice.

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17 Reasons I Hate List Posts

All kinds of satirical extra from a cantankerous freelancer who likes to bite that hand that feeds him. R.I.P well-researched journalism and fine literature.