The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Life Photo Archive is a good platform [...]

Photo credit: MOSO IMAGE / Following the recent dreadful events in Japan, another loanword that has been much in the news is, of course, tsunami. This Japanese word, now well-established in English, denotes a long, high sea wave caused by an earthquake. But, as in the above cases, this has also formed the basis of [...]

8 great band name origins | OxfordWords blog

Although there is some doubt that it ever actually existed, an iron maiden refers to a historical instrument of torture that consisted of box shaped like a coffin that is lined with nails. Appropriate name for a heavy metal band! 2. Iron Maiden 5. Wilco Radio enthusiasts probably recognize the name of this alternative rock [...]

5. ciabatta A salami is a ‘type of highly seasoned sausage, originally from Italy, usually eaten cold in slices’. 10. lasagne Beware of that ‘express’ pronunciation! ‘Espresso’ refers to ‘strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans’. 2. bruschetta add-post-content”> ‘Bruschetta’ is ‘toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically [...]

Blog Enhancements: Search and Admissions Forums

Law School and LLM Admissions Forum Please feel free to share your admissions questions, thoughts, and concerns. I spent some time today adding new features to this blog, which will make it more useful for all of you. College Admissions Forum Search. Squarespace, our hosting company, recently added a search function to its offerings,and I [...]

Altogether vs. All Together | Writing Service

CNN We went all together to the party. It’s less expensive to buy a computer part by part; you can save a few hundred dollars altogether.Through it all, through the dark times of seemingly daily bereavement and the angry political debates and the bitter divisions of Brexit, we had a television show that brought us [...]

5 Writing Tips for your AMCAS Essay

–> “Elevate your essay.” ~ Helping You Write Your Best Use metaphors and images to enliven your writing. This will help your reader jump into your experience. Avoid clichés. Saying that you “think out of the box” isn’t really the most creative way of stating that you are creative. It’s just too overused. // [...]

NYMC has no essay questions but asks for the following information: Related Resources: • List letter of recommendation authors. Jessica Pishko graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She spent two years guiding students through the medical school application process at Columbia’s PostBacc Program and teaches writing at [...]

The most successful students I’ve worked with focus on the following areas: To stay on top of your secondary applications, use the following strategies to get organized and to help you write better essays. Taking the time to think about how you will approach your secondaries can give you the “big picture” perspective you need [...]

What does Myrtle’s life (and tragic ending) say about the American dream? Still a bit confused about the whole old money/new money/working class thing? Read about social class in the novel in our post on the role of social classes in this novel. We don’t know a ton about Myrtle Wilson’s background except what we [...]