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Word Nerd: 5 cool words that you will enjoy using this season

8 Oct

Depending on your latitude and longitude, you’ve probably detected a change in the air. It could be the browning of leaves or the nightly scent of jasmine. It could be that wherever you go – it seems like you’re on the planet of pumpkins. They’re in coffees and soups and purees… On fields and porches […]

Word Nerd: 6 words that start with an S

13 Sep

The letter S is the seventh most frequently used letter in English. And it begins and ends more words than any other. So, in honour of this month that starts with an s – we decide to dedicate this Word Nerd to six superlative words that begin with this alphabet. 1. Sarcast: While we love […]

Word Nerd: Top 5 writing errors made by undergraduate students

29 Jul

In 2008, Andrea Lunsford and Karen Lunsford conducted a national study on undergraduate writing in the US. The study was called “Mistakes Are A Fact of Life.” It revealed the most common errors made by college students in essays, papers, and other submissions. Even today these errors are common and continue to attract negative attention […]

Word Nerd: 5 Unusual Words about Love that You’ll Love

29 Jun

via GIPHY With this Word Nerd, we’re bringing you a splash of positivity. These are five words that describe the love we feel for things and experiences. A few words on this list have the suffix of ‘philia’ – which is the Greek word for fondness. This is the opposite of – any guesses – […]

Word Nerd: 5 summery words that will add warmth to your day (no matter the season)

28 Jun

via GIPHY It might have been a challenging year – with being locked indoors, and missing out on many summertime activities. For some that means beaches and for others, it means mountains. However, summer is a synonym for all things sunny. So, in this edition of Word Nerd, we bring you your summer fix. These […]

Word Nerd: 5 forms of poetry that you must explore

28 Jan

 There is no question that Amanda Gorman, with her elegant and measured performance of ‘The Hill We Climb’, headlined the Presidential inauguration. We were all moved by her words & mesmerised by her rhythmic gestures. And, one of the sections that cheered the loudest were those who are interested in reading, practicing, and publishing […]

Word Nerd: 5 words we want to CANCEL

27 Dec

Yes, we get that languages evolve and change. But the internet has accelerated this evolution into chaos. Tbh, we mostly love the jargon, which makes our preferred method of communication these days really easy. Also, deploying the right slang is a great way of branding oneself on the internet. It can even make us look […]

5 top things I did at Boston University (other than studying)

6 Dec

Boston University graduation

Of course, academics are a central feature of the college experience, but they are not, and should not, be limited by it. The whole college experience is a holistic one. It would be a waste of an opportunity if one focuses on studies alone and not the range of activities that college has to offer. […]

“Word Nerd: How to use these 4 basic words for effective communication”

25 Nov

We all communicate. But do we communicate effectively? Effective communication means sharing your perspective with another person in a clear and convincing style. If you aim at developing mutual understanding, winning people over to your way of thinking, and having quality conversations then you need to master effective communication. To that end, having a good […]

A Brown girl’s guide to studying abroad in China

16 Aug

By Aiman Zaidi  Four months in Beijing sound like an incredible adventure. But when you’re a Brown girl, things are a little more complicated. The chance to study abroad comes with the dazzling promise of adventure and the hope of doors opening.  For a Pakistani Swiss girl, studying abroad offers opportunities me and, in the […]