New Essay Help! A Round-Up of the Week’s Best Q&A

Hey eNoters! Do you have papers coming up? Would you like some help with that? (You’re all nodding your heads, aren’t you?) Well, hey presto, you’re in luck! We’ve just added twenty recommended questions to our Essay Lab topic that are sure to help you conquer that tough persuasive essay or that seemingly insurmountable research…

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How to Mark National Punctuation Day

Attention, grammarphiles: today is National Punctuation Day! Commemorated every September 24th, National Punctuation Day is the only holiday in existence to celebrate the wonderful, squiggly world of punctuation marks. In a world where punctuation is rapidly in decline, thanks to texting and trendy writers (ahem, ee cummings and James Frey), this day serves to remind…

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For Students: eNotes’ Intern Offers Writing Tips

5 Writing Habits to Ditch Now Our fabulous and world-worn eNotes intern returns to share cautionary tales from the battlefield of her college experience. Okay, so really she just graduated from UCLA and is dead smart, but that just means you should pay attention to what she says even more. This time, she covers the five…

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Hemingway’s Last Farewell

“But after I got them to leave and shut the door and turned off the light it wasn’t any good. It was like saying good-by to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Chapter 41…

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Small Spaces, Powerful Words: Penguin Books’ “Making the Mini Modern Classics”

Penguin Books “Modern Classics” line  is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. To honor that landmark, the press is offering fifty titles in “mini” form. Each text measures a mere six inches by four inches. You can purchase each one individually or buy the entire box set. The works offered range “from Beckett to Saki,…

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