english

Mar 31, 2016

Apparently Grammar Police Like Myself Are Actually Jerks

Less agreeable people are more sensitive to grammatical errors.

Aug 11, 2015

Attention, English Majors: Turns Out Shakespeare Was Probably A Pot Head

Feel free to convince your English professor that everyone should light up before writing your next paper.

10 Reasons Every College Student Should Take An English Class

You didn’t know medieval literature was a thing nor did you know that there is a difference between British and American Romanticism.

Jul 21, 2015

Web Spy: Litfy

As college students, we do a lot of reading. And while I love to read, I don't love how much I can spend on textbooks each semester. Which is why I'm always looking for the best deal when it comes to books -- so imagine how excited I was when I discovered I could save money on my books for my English classes by reading the them online for free on sites like Litfy!

Nov 30, 2011

The Weekly Ten: My Favorite Words

I like words. That may sound like a strange statement but it's true. I like words. I like reading them. I like writing them. I like speaking them. I love how words often sound like their meaning. How certain ones flow off the tongue effortlessly and others are succinct little chirps.

Jun 27, 2011

Apr 19, 2011

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started College

Since it's that time of year, the time for choosing colleges (and for some, leaving college) Jezebel has decided to depart some wisdom on all the high school senior hopefuls out here, asking them to really think about what they want out of there college experience, about why they're choosing the schools they're choosing, and the effects those choices will have on their college careers.

Apr 4, 2011

The Ultimate Major Translator

You meet a million people in college. Or so it seems as you go from dorm to class to frat party, seeing thousands of new faces along the way. How's a busy college student to determine who she'll like or who she'll want to avoid? Well there's no better instant-indicator than judging someone based on their major. Sure it's a stereotype and sure it's not always right, but as most college students can attest it's usually pretty accurate.

Jul 20, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: A Lesson in Life

Life lesson #43298: What you think you should do is sometimes completely different than what you want to do – If only I could jump back to last summer to tell myself!

Jun 11, 2010

My Life As… A Double Major

Most college students struggle to complete one degree in four years, often taking an extra football season to finish or going on the five-year plan. Well, imagine trying to get two degrees in four years. And being in a sorority. And working. And having a boyfriend. And trying to maintain social skills. And watching Glee every Tuesday. Seems crazy right? Welcome to my life.

May 31, 2009

Overheard: Boyfriend Rental Service

(A bunch of people sitting around a campfire.) Girl 1: Marshmallows are kinda gross, when you think about it. Girl 2: I think it's a good kind of gross. Like tiny, edible fat people.

Feb 7, 2009

Saturday Read: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

I’m sure most of you have heard of the Stanley Kurbick classic cult film A Clockwork Orange, but I bet...

Nov 11, 2008

Happenin’ Holiday Gift Ideas To Get You Started This Season

It may only be early November, but the holidays are approaching fast.  Just like your major term paper due this...