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How on earth do I write this?

January 10, 2015

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The essay is practically always the one thing that has even literate people beat. Lots of people don't seem to know how to do any kind of extended writing. Indeed, many don't seem to know how to do even a short job cover letter. S.O.P. for those who need a refresher, free of charge.

The Great Sociology Charbroiled Words List

October 19, 2011

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YOU CANNOT READ anything in sociology (and, extension, the perverse field of linguistics) without constantly bumping into a plethora of pretentious, meaningless words. Those words are what we normal people call padding. The more offensive term is gratuitous padding. Both terms come under the general heading of soloing techniques (see Glossary). If you’re in sociology […]