The Most Misused Words in English 

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When Less Is More

This study suggests that students respond not to a high quantity of writing assignments, but to fewer—albeit higher quality—writing assignments. 

When Is It Okay to Steal Ideas?

An interesting perspective from Monty Python’s John Cleese.

W.H. Auden’s 1941 Literature Syllabus

In case anyone thought a couple of textbooks were too much.

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Using Contractions in Formal Writing

Check out this post from Grammar Girl.

10 Shakespearean Terms of Endearment

Another blog post from

Pinker Debunks Grammar Myths

Harvard’s Steven Pinker debunks 10 grammar myths.

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

Click here to find out what they are.

How Literature Inspires Empathy
Joe Fassler,

The Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Al Aswany explains how one word in Dostoyevsky’s novel The House of the Dead showed him how literature can help us understand one another.

By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their…

Where Does English Come From?