3 Unique Writing Topics for Students
When you're given a writing assignment - but not a topic - deciding what to write about can be a challenge. Here, teacher Matthew H. shares a few unique writing topics to consider...
Virtually all students eventually will be required to write an essay on some literary piece they read in class or for homework. Normally, you will be expected to answer a specific question the teacher has posed to provoke a thoughtful response. However, sometimes you will be given the option to wri
How to Learn a Language Quickly with 3 Foolproof Steps
Fact: a native Spanish speaker will have an easier time learning French than they would learning Japanese.
According to the U.S. Foreign Service Institute, one of the biggest factors affecting the speed of language acquisition is how different your target language is from your native tongue. Languages in the same family typically have similar alphabets and tones, making it easier to branch out as long as you stay within the same grouping.
No matter what language youre learning thou
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
Want to Be an Author? 5 Writing Skills You Need to Master
Whether your goal is to write the next great American novel, submit articles to your favorite website, or get ahead in your career, there are certain writing skills all authors share. Becoming an author or published writer requires dedication, reasoning, time management, problem solving skills, and vision. Fortunately, you don't necessarily need to be a born writer - all of these skills can be practiced, learned, and taught!
Strong writing skills are the key to being able to communicate your vi
8 Characteristics of Successful Language Learners | Language Tips
What do the most successful language learners have in common? Find out eight common traits in this post from Spanish tutor Jason N...
When you first start learning a new language, it might seem frustrating. There are tons of new vocabulary words and new grammar rules to learn, and listening to native speakers may make your head spin.
But don't give up! You successfully learned one language well so far (or you wouldnt be understanding this post!), so you can clearly learn ano