Who Are the Most Powerful People in America?
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Who Are the Most Powerful People in America?

If someone suggested to you that Americans should reject representative government and return to the rule of kings, you would laugh. “This is America,” you would say. “In our revolution, we got rid of monarchy.” And, of course, you’d be right – but only to a point. Monarchy is making a comeback – though not […]

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Welcome to College Composition
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Welcome to College Composition

I’m Dr. Dean Simpson, I teach at Tuft University and I’m going get you ready for the CLEP exam for College Composition. We will prepare you not only for the CLEP exam but also for college courses in which you are required to write papers. You will learn about vocabulary, grammar and rhetoric, among other […]

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Using sentence frames with ELLs
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Using sentence frames with ELLs

A sentence frame is something that scaffolds for English language learners. It’s actually an entire sentence written out where students only have to fill in parts of information that complete the answer. For example, for drawing conclusions about characters we used, “Andrew is blank. I know this because the text says blank.” Students might say, […]

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Difference Between Monarchy and Dictatorship
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Difference Between Monarchy and Dictatorship

Monarchies and dictatorships. Between the two lies arguably the vaguest line between any two systems of governance. And by monarchies, I’m not counting the ceremonial type, as that would make a boring video; I’m talking about the all powerful absolute type, or at least those that have some autonomy. Dictatorships and absolute monarchies are the […]

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