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Essay Templates

  Writing admissions essays is not formulaic; the best essays will have the most personal detail and passionate writing. However, if you are suffering from severe writer's block and need help…

Stiegel, Henry William

(Encyclopedia) Stiegel, Henry William stē´gəl [key], 1729–85, American iron and glass manufacturer, b. Germany. He emigrated to America, arriving in Philadelphia (1750). In 1758 he…

aquatint

(Encyclopedia) aquatint ä´kwətĭnt˝ [key], etching technique. The plate is covered with a porous ground, or resist, through which acid bites many tiny pockmarks in the metal. If…

retrovirus

(Encyclopedia) retrovirus, type of RNA virus that, unlike other RNA viruses, reproduces by transcribing itself into DNA. An enzyme called reverse transcriptase allows a…

HIV

(Encyclopedia) HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS . There are two…

LessonThree: Structure and Outline

Introduction The easiest way to sabotage all the work you have done so far is to skip this lesson. Writing is as much a discipline as it is an art, and to ensure that your essays flow well and…

nucleic acid

(Encyclopedia) nucleic acid, any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of…

Ayn Rand

Name at birth: Alissa Zinovievna RosenbaumAyn Rand is the writer and philosopher known for what came to be called Objectivism: the philosophy that the individual should be preeminent over the state…

Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon is the creator of Bon Iver, the indie music project which won him a Grammy as best new artist in 2012. Bon Iver is called a band, though it's mainly the alter ego of Vernon: he writes,…