Friday, November 6, 2009
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Although there is no substitution for real life experience, most people will never have the opportunity to attend Cambridge or visit the Amazon; even if it is your students goal to one day go to Oxford or dig for artifacts in Egypt having prior knowledge of a subject before you go could only make you more prepared and less apprehensive.
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