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my advanced typing class in high school consisted of typing "elements of style" and the "MLA style sheet."

I learned a lot more than just touch typing.


Agents of Shield is getting better. My Marvel expert followed the show, but could barely stand the first season. The second season she told me the water was fine, so I watched it. The show was amusing enough. Agent Carter, on the other hand, is a wonderful re-imagining of the post war era. I keep expecting Albert Einstein and Lise Meitner to drop in and reminisce about their mission to blow up that heavy water plant in Norway.

I liked Strunk and White, but the style can be a bit lapidary. Sometimes you need a bit extra to help your audience make some of the jumps that seem so easy to one as the author. I always found that writing parody was a good exercise. It helps when writing scientific papers. Read the journal you are aiming for. Then, write a parody article, except fill in your own research statement, methodology, and results.

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