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Liberal Arts: Why We Still Need Them

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In recent years, higher education has undergone a significant transformation. A large number of small liberal arts colleges have closed. Undergraduate majors have become more STEM-focused and aimed toward employment. The popular myth of the liberal arts, especially in the humanities and art, is one of an elitist and impractical pursuit that creates unemployable young […]

Is Grammar on Its Way Out?

In case one hasn’t noticed, grammar seems to be on the way out. Instead of nice, clean and communicative sentences, readers of all kinds are met with piles of misspelled words, strange sentence fragments, and barely recognizable abbreviations. Occasionally, this causes much chagrin among those who consider themselves grammatically correct. The curse of the emoji […]

Developmental English Classes Prepare Students for College: What You Need to Know about CCR

College Composition and Reading (aka CCR) is Front Range Community College’s pathway to success for developmental readers and writers. Students placed into CCR by their Accuplacer scores must complete (or take at the same time) the CCR requirement before registering for most college-level courses. Because of this “co-requisite” requirement, it is important to know what […]

How to Conquer Your Fear of Citations

When instructors talk about citations, it can seem like they’re speaking a foreign language: In-Text? Parenthetical? References? Footnotes? What does it all mean? If the thought of a research paper with citations has your stomach in knots, read on for our easy citation guide. Citations are Necessary Including citations is like marking the trail you […]

5 reasons why you should learn to write better

This might surprise you coming from a writer, but writing is really hard. Good writing, that is. Bad writing is easy, and unfortunately, it’s everywhere – probably because it takes a lot less effort, focus, and care. I didn’t major in journalism or English or creative writing in college. Believe it or not, my major […]

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