How to Write a Great Essay If English is Not Your Native Language

Style, he said, defines whether the essay is a research paper, a position statement, an opinion piece or a summary essay. Are you trying to convince the reader of a position? Presenting deeply researched information about a topic? Summing up a situation or event? They all take different approaches in their style of writing.

CDC Pushes Back on Report That It Told Staffers to Stop Using Seven Words

A CDC analyst told the Post that the word-ban order came down at a meeting led by Alison Kelly, a senior official in the Office of Financial Services. But Kelly said she was merely passing along the information, and it’s not clear whether the mandate originated from someone at the CDC or from the Office […]

How the Oxford English Dictionary was brought to life in a rustic ‘scriptorium’

“And those words, because they’re not written down, because the people who use them are illiterate very often, and because there’s nobody listening to them or wanting to record their experience, those words are lost to history, because they’re lost to the dictionary.”

‘War on cancer’ metaphors may do harm, research shows

Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head information nurse, said: “There are no right or wrong words for people talking about their own personal experience and some people do see their cancer experience as a fight or a battle. But for others, we know that ‘fighting talk’ can be unhelpful and make them feel guilty or […]

Two from Manchar booked for sending hate messages against minority community

Missives made round of WhatsApp, blaming people for spreading virus after Tabhligi Jamaat in Delhi Following the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, where hundreds of people gathered in religious congregation, a few positive cases surfaced, prompting authorities to announce quarantine for the attendees from Pune. In an already grave scenario, a few antisocial elements have not […]

Brazilian Official Mocks Chinese Accent, Demands Sale of 1,000 Respirators for an Apology

“I am Brazilian. Therefore, I will do the following, I commit to this here: I go over there [to the Chinese embassy], I ask for forgiveness, I say ‘please, forgive my idiocy,’” Weintraub proposed, according to the left-wing newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, “and the only condition I have is that, out of the 60,000 […]

Babies as young as eight months understand the basics of grammar – before they can talk, scientists say

Babies can understand the basics of grammar months before they start speaking, scientists have said. Pictured, in the study, infants listened to a four-minute recording of a made-up language in which frequent words — imitating function words — alternated with rarer ones intended to emulate content words

Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU

There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term “Python” for all software, services, servers… pretty much anything having to do with a computer. Specifically, it is the company that got a hold on the python.co.uk domain 13 years ago. At that time we weren’t looking a […]

Best Microsoft Office alternatives of 2020: Free, paid, online mobile office suites

Microsoft Teams is a free office suite from Microsoft, which offers basic versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote from the Office 365 suite. Everything is run online from Microsoft’s cloud, Sky Drive, with up to 2GB of storage per user. Surprisingly, there are also collaborative options available, so don’t think you need the premium Office […]

Genoa bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for victims

Members of the fire brigade, rescue teams and the police force were welcomed with applause as they entered the exhibition centre, where the caskets, including a small white one for a child, were lined up in front of a temporary altar.