ochlocracy, n. “Government by the populace; mob rule; a state, etc., ruled or dominated by the populace.” “Since the student club was an ochlocracy, the bylaw was passed even though many people objected it.” “ochlocracy, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.
This edition of Tuesday’s Tips is brought to us by Dr. Ryan Shirey, the Director of the WFU Writing Center. One concern that students often have is that they are repeating themselves, either in word or idea, over the course of an essay. While repetition is not an inherently bad thing (and can quite often […]
amphiboly, n. “Ambiguous discourse; a sentence which may be construed in two distinct senses.” “Her response to her boyfriend saying ‘I love you” for the first time was quite an amphiboly, which is exactly what she meant to do.” “amphiboly, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.
argute, adj. “Of persons, faculties, actions, etc.: Quick, sharp, keen, subtle, shrewd, esp. in small matters.” “He enjoyed talking to her because she was an argute conversationalist and could keep up with his wit.”
Happy Homecoming! Here’s a look back our week on the blog. On Monday we shared a guest post from Prof. Adam Kadlac about using “I” in your writing. Tuesday was a tip about a website full of tips. And Wednesday meant a new word. Have a great weekend!
canorous, adj. “Singing, melodious, musical; resonant, ringing.” “The little bird had such a canorous song, it started to draw a crowd.” “canorous, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.
We recently stumbled upon a great site and had to share — Daily Writing Tips. A new tip, a quick tip, every day. You’re welcome!
Today’s post comes from Dr. Adam Kadlac, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy One of the most frequent questions I get from students about their writing assignments is: “Can we use the first person?” Perhaps writing in my discipline is more conversational than other disciplines, but an overly impersonal style (of the sort that seems to be […]