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    Clear writing matters because ideas matter! In this comprehensive writing course, learn about brevity, style, grammar, tone, and structure, and use a rubric to evaluate your own writing.

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    In this course, tour the artistic and literary merits of video games with The Game Professor, including discussions of popular gaming topics and in-depth analyses of four games.

    In this course, tour the artistic and literary merits of video games with The Game Professor, including discussions of popular gaming topics and in-depth analyses of four games.

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    In this course, Mr. Striplin presents fun history lessons on the first presidents of the United States—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison— and shows how they shaped America as a nation.

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    Want to learn the basics of French, but not sure where to begin? Get your feet wet in this fun 10 Days of French course designed for beginners. Get your French conversation skills quickly up to speed!

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    Do humans have purpose before they exist? In this philosophy course, learn why Jean-Paul Sartre rejects essence before existence with a detailed look at his essay, "Existentialism Is a Humanism."

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    Learn how our country's founders developed laws based on historical examples and trusted philosophies, and discover how the Bill of Rights makes our legislation about civil rights more comprehensive.

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    Swedish is a beautiful language rich in history and heavily influential across Scandinavia. Build the groundwork to becoming a conversational speaker in this Swedish course for beginners.

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    This course provides tips for every step of the creative writing process to hook readers with strong opening lines, keep them reading with a powerful plot, and satisfy them with an effective ending.

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    Word of the Day: Perpend
    A lesson with Merriam-Webster
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    Word of the Day : March 26, 2017

    perpend \per-PEND\ verb

    Definition

    1 : to reflect on carefully : ponder

    2 : to be attentive : reflect

    Examples

    Perpend...

    Word of the Day : March 26, 2017

    perpend \per-PEND\ verb

    Definition

    1 : to reflect on carefully : ponder

    2 : to be attentive : reflect

    Examples

    Perpend...

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    Poem of the Day: Tracking
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    Poem of the Day: Tracking. By Eleanor Wilner.

    Poem of the Day: Tracking. By Eleanor Wilner.

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    Word of the Day: Unreconstructed
    A lesson with Merriam-Webster
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    Word of the Day : March 25, 2017

    unreconstructed \un-ree-kun-STRUK-tud\ adjective

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    : not reconciled to political, economic, or social change; al...

    Word of the Day : March 25, 2017

    unreconstructed \un-ree-kun-STRUK-tud\ adjective

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    : not reconciled to political, economic, or social change; al...

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    Word of the Day: Nightmare
    A lesson with Merriam-Webster
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    Word of the Day : March 24, 2017

    nightmare \NYTE-mair\ noun

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    1 : an evil spirit formerly thought to oppress people during sleep

    2 : a frighteni...

    Word of the Day : March 24, 2017

    nightmare \NYTE-mair\ noun

    Definition

    1 : an evil spirit formerly thought to oppress people during sleep

    2 : a frighteni...

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    Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian lawmaker. He was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And he was assassinated in broad daylight on Thursd...

    Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian lawmaker. He was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And he was assassinated in broad daylight on Thursd...

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    'Egypt's Jon Stewart' is trying to rebuild his comedy c...
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    The Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-satirist laughed his way through the Arab Spring ... right into exile. Now he's in the United States relaunching his career...

    The Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-satirist laughed his way through the Arab Spring ... right into exile. Now he's in the United States relaunching his career...

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    Poem of the Day: Eponymous
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    Poem of the Day: Eponymous. by Paul Killebrew.

    Poem of the Day: Eponymous. by Paul Killebrew.

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    Word of the Day: Watershed
    A lesson with Merriam-Webster
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    Word of the Day : March 23, 2017

    watershed \WAW-ter-shed\ noun

    Definition

    1 a : a dividing ridge between drainage areas

    b : a region or area bounded peri...

    Word of the Day : March 23, 2017

    watershed \WAW-ter-shed\ noun

    Definition

    1 a : a dividing ridge between drainage areas

    b : a region or area bounded peri...

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    A Chinese American author explores the East-West cultur...
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    Gish Jen is well aware of the dangers of stereotyping. That doesn't stop her from unpacking the controversial notion that a deep culture divide separates Eas...

    Gish Jen is well aware of the dangers of stereotyping. That doesn't stop her from unpacking the controversial notion that a deep culture divide separates Eas...

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