Reading time: About 5 minutes Lots of people know about the importance of deliberate practice. But few explain exactly how to.. Continue Reading
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Reading time: Just over 3 minutes Does the idea of improving writing skills make you feel hopeful and excited? If.. Continue Reading
Reading time: Just over 3 minutes When someone thanks you, when someone helps you, when you need something, when you.. Continue Reading
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Reading time: Less than 3 minutes Do you ever suffer from literary envy? If so, today’s column is for you. I’ve.. Continue Reading
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Reading time: About 3.5 minutes Here’s some practical advice on how to write better English if it’s not your native.. Continue Reading