The University of Maryland College Park (Linguistics)
You may say 'fire' or 'the wheel', but to me, language is the single most brilliant discovery in the history of humankind! An informed understanding of its structure, general rules, subtleties, and capabilities can unlock many doors -- clever use of language can allow a person to express his or her very deepest and most complex thoughts or ideas as easily as putting pen to paper or voice to the open air.
We all know the words -- it's how we arrange and combine them which makes us effective writers and communicators! Most of the time, the difference between a poor essay and one which the professor hands to you with a A+ on it is as simple as learning a few techniques and understanding that compelling writing is less about 5-dollar words and more about sentence structure and grammar (you, know - style!).
Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from UM-College Park has given me a comprehensive understanding of the English language, as well as a scientific researcher's perspective on its structure, its nuance, and its practical applications. I have been trained in aspects of phonology, phonetics, semantics, language acquisition, ESL, and rhetoric, with a special focus on the fascinating, ever-evolving syntax of English.
During and since my time at UMD (and Anne Arundel Community College before that), I have helped many fellow students with their reading comprehension and writing proficiency to excellent results.
I am passionate about language and absolutely relish the opportunity to show others how they may use their language to express themselves eloquently and concisely! Whether you are looking for help with basic English rules, punctuation, and usage or the crafting of stylistic, university-level compositions with compelling rhetoric, thought-provoking nuance, and flowing, prosodic syntax, you'll find me eager to share my passion - let's get to work! You may say 'fire' or 'the wheel', but to me, language is the single most brilliant discovery in the history of humankind! An informed understanding of its structure, general rules, subtleties, and capabilities can unlock many doors -- clever use of language can allow a person to express his or her very deepest and most complex thoughts or ideas
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