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Conjugating the Spanish Verb Buscar (to Look/Search)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like buscar, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Ser (to Be)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like ser, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

SAT II Biology: Espresso for Cells -- ATP and Energy

The energy source for every cell on earth — from your SAT-busting brain cells to the dumbest bacteria — is a tiny molecule that you may have never heard of before: ATP. Every ATP molecule contains a small [more…]

Generalizing Statistical Results to the Entire Population

Making conclusions about a much broader population than your sample actually represents is one of the biggest no-no's in statistics. This kind of problem is called [more…]

Ossification: Growing Bones

If it weren't for ossification, you'd be a soft mound of blood, water, and flesh. The process of creating and growing bones is complicated, interesting, and chock-full of vocabulary that you need to know [more…]

Debunking Dan Brown: The Real Knights Templar

The Knights Templar are almost as fictional in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code as the Jedi Knights are in Star Wars. Although hero Robert Langdon at first hesitates to bring up the Templars in his lectures [more…]

Capturing the Reader's Attention in Your College Admission Essay

When you begin reading a piece of writing, what inspires you to keep reading? Here are several techniques that will super-glue your reader's attention to your essay. [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Comer (to Eat)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like comer, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Examining the Beginnings of World War II

Officially, World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939 and the French and English declared war against Germany as a result of that invasion. But the war's beginnings came long [more…]

Conjugating the Reflexive Spanish Verb Llamarse (to Call Oneself)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like llamarse, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

How Historians View the American Revolution

In the 200 years that historians have written about the American Revolution, four major arguments, or schools of thought,have emerged. Each of them presents a firm argument about what the Revolution really [more…]

The Vietnam War Opposition in America Finds Meaning

Had the Vietnam conflict in 1964 been a brushfire, the war in 1967, by comparison, was a raging inferno. The United States had committed more than 365,000 troops to Vietnam by the beginning of 1967, and [more…]

Exploring the Diverse Lands of Middle-earth

You may well wonder why it's important at all to locate Middle-earth in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Does it really matter whether Middle-earth is a future world in another galaxy or a Europe long [more…]

Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Venir (to Come)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like venir, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Passing Part I of the GED

Part I of the Language Arts, Writing Test asks you to read and then revise and edit documents that may include how-to information and workplace material. This test isn't evil. Just because you haven't [more…]

Properly Placing Spanish Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are used in conjunction with reflexive verbs to express that an action is performed by a subject on itself. In order for a reflexive pronoun to make sense, you have to know how to place [more…]

How to Pronounce Vowels in Spanish

The letters that are vowels in English are also vowels in Spanish, but they aren't always pronounced the same. Generally speaking, pronouncing vowels in Spanish is a lot less complicated than pronouncing [more…]

Looking at Who Uses Logic — and How

With all the restrictions placed upon it, you may think that logic is too narrow to be of much use. But this narrowness is logic's great strength. Logic is like a laser — a tool whose best use is not illumination [more…]

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Arguing for Logic on the LSAT

What do lawyers do? They argue. They make statements and support them with evidence in order to convince a judge or jury that they're right or that their opponents are wrong. They read statutes and cases [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Dejar (to Leave Something)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like dejar, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Using Em Dashes and En Dashes Properly

Although they are each a simple horizontal line, hyphens and the various dashes have their own appearances and specific uses. The shortest and most common is the hyphen, which is used for clarifying open [more…]

Formally Introducing Yourself in Spanish

Whether you’re speaking in Spanish, English, or Esperanto, introducing yourself formally means that you don’t talk in a chummy, informal way to a person with whom you have no relationship. Instead, especially [more…]

Going Out to a Restaurant in Germany

Eating out is quite popular in Germany, and you will find that there is no big difference between going out to a restaurant in Germany and the U.S. In many German restaurants, you don't have to wait to [more…]

Talking on the Phone in Spanish

Talking on the phone in a Spanish-speaking country isn’t much different from talking on the phone in the United States. However, the word you use for “hello” on the phone may be different depending on [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Cantar (to Sing)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like cantar, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

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