What Types of Creative Writing Prompts Work Best for Kids?
Kids who love to write may be off and running once the pen hits their hand, but other children might not feel comfortable writing unless given a few creative writing prompts. Creative prompts encourage imagination and provide a jumping off point for journal entries and stories. Even children who love to write may find it easier to work from a prompt because it gives them an area of focus - and it's fun! As a parent, one of the best ways to encourage your child's love of the written word is to pr
5 Myths and Realities for Writing Fiction
Writing fiction comes with a number of myths that keep many people from giving it a serious try. Don't them get you down! Here are a few things that you might hear about the industry as you're learning how to write fiction--and the reality behind them.
1. You Have to Be a Big Name to Write
Many aspiring writers are told that unless you're Stephen King or you're famous for something else, there's no point in trying to get your work noticed. But the truth is, many publishers actively look for
30 Incredibly Effective Tips and Tricks to Learn a New Language
More often than not, the main question on a person's mind when learning a new language is, "How can I become fluent, fast?"
Between language lessons, grammar books, conversation practice, and exercises, learning a new language can be a long, challenging process.
To help you in your language-learning journey, we scoured the internet and consulted with langauge experts to compile the ultimate list of language-learning hacks.
Here are 30 incredibly effective tips and tricks to help you lea
16 Unexpected Things International Students Face
Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we've explored the best cities to visit in Spain, taken a foodie tour of Korea, and even learned about fun festivals like Germany's Oktoberfest.
But what about the unique experiences international exchange students have when they come here to the US? You might be surprised to hear the things that baffle everyone else.
Curious? We were too, so when we came across an article over on the StudentUniverse blog sharing these revelations from an international exc
3 Must-Read Books for Every Child's Reading List
Need some reading ideas? Before you head to the library, check out some of the best children's books in this guest post by New Milford, NJ tutor Matthew H...
Childrens books are a great way to establish good habits that kids will take with them throughout their lives. Reading not only helps develop strong vocabulary, but also makes it easier to learn new information and retain already existing material. Finding the right book for your child may seem like a difficult process because