5 Fiction Writing Contests for High School Students
Do you have the gift of the written word? There are a variety of fiction writing contests available for high school students that are an ideal way to show off your writing. Think how hard you have worked and the confidence youve gained in your writing. Its time to share it with the world!
Our favorite high school fiction writing contests include:
Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards
Skipping Stones magazine recognizes high school students that are working to promote multicultural, enviro
10 Easiest & Hardest Languages to Learn for English Speakers
Every language requires a different learning approach. Depending on how easy or hard a language is to learn, you can have varying practice times, materials, and degrees of discipline. In this article, you'll learn about 10 popular languages and their difficulty levels from our language learning friend, Julie Petersen...
Language difficulty is a hard thing to calculate. It really depends on a variety of factors, such as personal motivation and interest, desire or need, surrounding cu
10 Study Habits That Actually Make a Difference
The middle and high school years are the best time for you to form study habits that will guide you through a great academic career! Your parents and teachers might be able to encourage and push you further, but staying on top of things ultimately falls on you. If you start practicing effective study habits now, you will discover later that it was well worth the effort. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Set up a schedule. One of the most effective study habits is to make sure you do yo
Are Genetics the Key to Language Learning?
Genetics can determine your physical appearance, your health outlook, and even some of your personality traits.
And now, new research is confirming that your ability to learn a second language may also be predetermined.
The newest study, from the University of Washington, followed Chinese international students taking a 3-week English immersion course. The researchers took brain scans throughout the course, and saw some interesting changes:
The brain scans suggest that within a day of
Basic Email Writing Skills for Professionals
Most of us are pretty comfortable with using email as a primary tool for written communication in our personal and professional lives. But while some shorthand and a couple of typos dont do too much harm in a friendly email, the same speaks volumes in the workplace (and not in the fun, casual way you may think).
Whether youre communicating internally with colleagues and executives, or externally with your client base, polished email writing skills will come handy in your professional arsenal.