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7 Active Reading for Students

Active reading techniques can help you stay focused retain more information, but it’s a skill that takes work to develop. Here are some strategies to help you get started right away. 1. IDENTIFY NEW...

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50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

This post appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers....

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Stephen Lomax

Stephen Lomax was born on April 29, 1952. He and his beautiful wife, Frances Lomax, now happily live in Simpsonville, South Carolina. He graduated BA from N. Greenville College. He took his Master’s degree in...

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Tips for Backing Up Your Writing

Last week, my dad sent me an urgent text message: “Lost all my work! 800 words gone.” “What happened???” I wrote back. It turned out he had been using an online word-processor called Draft to write...

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10 Keys To Writing A Brilliant Speech

In a wonderful speech, the speaker’s words flow, gently leading the audience along. Everything fits together and makes perfect sense. Some make it look easy, but what we perceive as effortless oration comes from...

Sonam Wangchuk (Ice Stupa)

Solved! Water crisis in the high desert of Himalaya

Sonam Wangchuk is helping farmers in the arid Himalayan highlands of Ladakh to overcome water shortages by tapping meltwaters to build artificial glaciers. In spring, farmers who live at 3,500 m in the trans-Himalayan...