Writing Tips for Students: Ditch the “Be” Verbs

Verbs are the difference between watching a football game on tv, cheering from the stands, and getting in the game. Am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been. Avoid them as much as possible. I’m not saying that they’re forbidden. I’m just saying that they weaken your writing. Let me illustrate. Example 1 TV:It was … More Writing Tips for Students: Ditch the “Be” Verbs

In Case You STILL Don’t Know What ALS Is

 (me and my friend Traci doing the challenge) While the Ice Bucket Challenge is all fun and games, this disease is the furthest thing from it. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. It causes the motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain to die, which leads to uncontrollable muscle movement, and … More In Case You STILL Don’t Know What ALS Is

I’m Not Going to Apologize for Being White: The Problem of the Majority

Don’t. Please don’t. In fact, you should be glad that you are not immediately assumed to be lazy, undocumented, on government assistance (because, apparently that is a crime), inarticulate, ignorant, and/or a threat to society at first glance. While this may work out in your favor, many others do not get to enjoy that luxury. … More I’m Not Going to Apologize for Being White: The Problem of the Majority