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The Perfect Workout

I started competitive sports when I was in third grade. I was seven at the time because my birthday isn’t until the end of May. So, I started playing basketball in 1974, and it wasn’t like it is now. At seven, we had grueling two-hour

Writing: Where Do I Begin?

Oftentimes, I don’t know where to begin when I’m trying to write. Ideas that were just right in front of me, now fade. Turning over every blade of memory, I struggle to come up with something interesting. And this brings me to my first point:

How Covid Deaths are Counted

I found this excellent article at the Association of American Medical Colleges that explains how it all works. What I like about this article is that it goes over the history of the media coverage and explains why there are conspiracy theorists who claim that

By Petar Milošević - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Understanding Parallel Construction

For parallel construction, it helps to be able to identify the parts of a speech, phrases, and clauses in a sentence. If you can’t do this, then you need a very good ear for it. Parallel construction isn’t really a grammatical rule. It represents a

Defining White Privilege

As you all know, the news is full of terms that are not ever clearly defined. They shift like sand or wind in the hands of an unscrupulous author. I am talking about terms like socialism, communism, Marxism, capitalism, Critical Race Theory, white privilege, elitism,

Fighting Propaganda

Logical fallacies and biases. Where do we start? Well, let’s start with a simple video of people comparing the Affordable Care Act vs Obamacare. In case you don’t know, they’re the same thing. What did you notice? You probably noticed that these people had formed

Cloning the New York Times Copy Edit This Quiz

I teach writing. The problem is that you want to test a student’s ability to edit and find mistakes, but you want to follow the rule of specificity, which states that the test you’re using should be as close to a real-world context as you