So…What IS a Geek Anyway?

A friend linked a PHD comic strip in Facebook today, and, having never seen or heard of the comic before, I spent a decent amount of time reading them. Nothing like a new webcomic for me to add to my list ūüėÄ As I went through the comic, I found a strip that defined “geek” […]

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David Hume: The Last of The Great Empiricists

Known as the most important philosopher to ever write in English, David Hume comes in as the topic for today. He was¬†the last of the great British empiricists whose¬†many works still remain to be deeply influential today. More noted during his time as a historian, Hume wrote a six-volume history about England. Join me as […]

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How to Improve your Vocabulary

How to Improve your Vocabulary The phrase, “The pen is mightier than the sword” has many interpretations. The correct usage of words in communication can help you get your point across more effectively and improve your communication skills dramatically. In this article, I will discuss ways that you can improve your vocabulary and its affect […]

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Scribblenauts and the Future of Educational Gaming

If you haven’t heard of Scribblenauts…you’re not a gamer. Scribblenauts is the new DS puzzle game where you solve puzzles by writing objects into the game. The object is created and it helps you (hopefully!) obtain a “Starite” to complete the level. So what’s the big deal about this game? Why all the buzz? Well […]

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Logic 101: Fallacies and the art of spotting bad arguments

Fallacies are fun! Ever wish you could win every argument someone proposes? Well, philosophers love that kind of stuff. In our line of study it’s all about proving the other guy wrong and making irrefutable arguments. Fallacies are arguments that have poor premises to support their conclusion.¬†They are usually misleading, deceptive, and down right biased. […]

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News!

Lot of news-worthy stuff happened this weekend, but I’ll keep it down to two pieces. ūüėÄ First of all, my proposal for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been accepted. So what does this mean? This means that in March, I will be flying to Louisville in order to give a 30 […]

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Philosophy of Space and Time: A Short Introduction

First of all, I’d like to¬† apologise¬†for my¬†absence. With classes beginning and being on vacation, I haven’t had much time to do a post. While things may be slow for¬† bit, I promise to keep writing for you all! So let’s get into some philosophy, shall we? Ah, Space and time, a personal favorite of […]

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Plagiarism 101: Common Problems

Since school is starting up again for so¬† many of you, I had a suggestion to write a post about plagiarism. As technology advances, it’s becoming increasingly easy to plagiarize–and increasingly easy to get caught. Today I’m going to cover the basics of plagiarism so that YOU don’t accidentally do this! What is plagiarism? Essentially, […]

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Sonnet Forms

I’m finally back from vacation and am recuperated enough to start posting regularly again. As I’m preparing to take my GREs (both the general and the subject test in literature), I’m brushing up on my literary terminology. Sonnets are a very important thing to know–whether for the GRE subject exam, poetry courses, basic English courses, […]

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Vacation and Suggestion Time!

(un)Enlightened English and (un)Enlightened Philosophy are on vacation in Myrtle Beach until August 22, 2009. The internet here has been relatively slipshot, so while I was planning on trying to catch up on my posting, I’m afraid I cannot rely on the internet enough to do regular posting. Posting should resume sometime around the 24th […]

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