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Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 4/5 stars.

In his book Thank You for Arguing Jay Heinrichs teaches readers about the art of argument. He details the tools and techniques necessary for persuasion, and branches out into the overall importance of rhetoric in contemporary society and in our daily lives.

Thank You for Arguing served as a great guide to the many terms, tips, and tricks of argument. Continue reading

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It’s Starting to Resemble the Holiday Season

The title of this post is supposed to be a parody of this song… get it? No? Never mind…

Anyway, I only have one more day of school left before I am free until after New Year’s. Of course I’ll be doing things like spending time with friends, attending a tennis camp for a few days, and living life in general (I know, you guys must be proud of me) but I’ll also get more time to read, write, and blog! Woo!

I’ve already received a few gifts, such as this beautifully wrapped one:

I wish I could wrap presents this neatly.

I vowed not to open any of my gifts until Christmas day, but I couldn’t resist finding out what this friend gave me:

A book! I'm looking forward to reading this one, its cover reminds me of Marcelo in the Real World.

Though receiving gifts is awesome, I have to say the best part about Christmas is the general atmosphere around me. Most people are cheerful and happy that the holiday season has finally arrived, and it’s nice to take a break from stressing about school or worrying about one’s job. Though my least favorite part of Christmas and the holiday season is all the food – occasionally I overeat and end up regretting it later.

Are you guys planning anything special over the holiday season? Traveling anywhere? What’s your favorite and least favorite part of the holiday season? I’m sure I’m not the only one who dislikes the weight gain…

By the way, I posted two tiny reviews (or, thoughts) on Goodreads that I figured weren’t worth cross-posting on this blog. If you want to check out my rating for Cicero’s de Amicitia or The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, you can click on this link and this link respectively.

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