Monthly Archives: June 2010

Vocab Builder

Quintessential, amuck, and corpus are just a few of the words on this week’s Vocab Builder. Continue reading

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Vocab Builder: GRE Words

This week’s list ups the ante from our 11th grade vocabulary list a couple weeks ago. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Neologisms

I visit lots of sites to find words to fill this space with. Two of the best sources for new words are Schott’s Vocab, a column by Ben Schott, and Word Spy, a new-word site run by Paul McFredies. This week’s list comes entirely from Ben and Paul. Continue reading

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Does Spelling Still Matter?

In a wrld of txtng twtng + fbing, doz spllng still cnt? Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: The 11th-Grade Edition

It’s time to catch up! Inspired by a recent blog post about vocabulary teaching techniques, I’m listing 11th grade vocabulary words this week. Does your vocabulary stand up to 11th graders’? Continue reading

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The author reviews a popular grammar book and concludes her views do not always match up with others’. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Catholic Terms

This week’s vocabulary list comes from the Roman Catholic tradition. Continue reading

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