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Interview: How Marlon James Created "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" | Minnesota Monthly | February 21, 2019
The award-winning novelist and Macalester professor also talks the future of writing and Minneapolis after Philando Castile.
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20 hours ago by macalestercollege
Why the c-word is the foulest in the English language
"I understand exactly why Michael Caine wanted his producers to take the c-word out of King Of Thieves, even if it was true to the effing-and-blinding hardcase he was playing.… A gentleman never unintentionally gives offence."
sexism  language  English  words  activism 
yesterday by ahall
Teaching large classes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Large classes are a reality in many countries and they pose particular challenges. 
This article suggests ways to help discipline, to use group work and to cope with limited resources.
What are the challenges of teaching a large class?
How can you use group work to help learning in a large class?
How can group work help in a large class when resources are lacking?
How can you develop good discipline in a large class?
The advantages of a large class
Next steps
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yesterday by gwippich
Explain the first line of Pride and Prejudice that starts, "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." | eNotes
Homework Help > Pride and Prejudice Explain the first line of Pride and Prejudice that starts, "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." print Print document…
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yesterday by asaltydog
SparkNotes: Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 1–4
Chapters 1–4 Summary: Chapters 1–2 It is a truth universally acknowledged,that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in wantof a wife. (See…
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yesterday by asaltydog
The Enduring Legacy Of Jane Austen's 'Truth Universally Acknowledged' : NPR
An 1894 engraving depicts chapter 18 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images Geoff Nunberg ( @GeoffNunberg ) is a…
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yesterday by asaltydog
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Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf Is an African Fantasy Epic for the Ages | GQ | February 20, 2019
The specificity with which Black Leopard’s universe is realized was the product of three years James spent researching the customs, myths, history, and syntax of ancient Africa, not to mention his lifelong affinity for the fantasy genre. And the result is the rare novel that arrives practically destined to be a cultural touchstone for years to come.
MarlonJames  English  macfaculty  piper 
2 days ago by macalestercollege
Power Thesaurus
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers.
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2 days ago by dchesters
Grammarly: Free Writing Assistant
Millions trust Grammarly’s free writing app to make their messages, documents, and posts clear, mistake-free, and effective.
english  grammar  blogging  tools 
2 days ago by nahurst
Ludwig • Find your English sentence
Linguistic search engine and smart translator that helps you to find the perfect word or sentence to express your ideas.
writing  english  grammar  search  language 
2 days ago by isaacsmith
A Call for Spelling Standardization (or Is That Standardisation?)
British English, American English, Noah Webster English, or New Yorker English? Let's just pick one and stick with it.
US  UK  English  standardization 
2 days ago by nhoizey

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