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Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem calls for a better America

At age 22, Amanda Gorman is the youngest poet to write and recite a verse at a presidential inauguration. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” spoke about unity, healing, grief, and hope. President Joe Biden addressed similar themes in his…

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The six best tips from “On Writing Well”

Author and writing teacher William Zinsser died in 2015, but his writing advice still lives on with many famous writers. Among the advice he gave writers was to get rid of clutter in writing, to write for yourself, and to…

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What is plagiarism?

When writing, it is never okay to use someone else’s words and say that they’re your words. This is called plagiarism. Schools have serious penalties against plagiarism, and writers for newspapers, TV shows, and websites can also get in trouble…

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