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What’s your favorite scary movie???

No, this is not a knife-wielding, mask-wearing, Drew Barrymore-killing teenage psychopath, this is just your friendly college library letting you know about some of the great horror films we have to offer.

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The Birds
Call Number: PN 1997 B57 2000
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Call Number: PN 1995.9 S26 A54 2001
A commercial deep space towing ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.

Call Number: PN 1995.9 H6 N68 2002
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story “Dracula.”

The Shining
Call Number: PN 1997 S55 2007
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Why is punctuation so important?!

Once a writer completes a manuscript and sends it out into the world, he or she loses control over how an audience will read and interpret the text. Since every reader’s mind works differently, writers must hope that the only tools they have, words and punctuation, will guide the reader’s understanding of the work.

Essentially, punctuation is a tool used to organize words to facilitate¬†readability. Looking at a couple examples, it’s easy to see how a change in punctuation can drastically skew the meaning.


If you would like to know more about correcting your punctuation and improving your grades try these great webpages:

Grammar & Punctuation libguide

Grammar girl’s quick and dirty tips

The blue book of grammar