How to Prep Smart for the APs: 6 Study Tips to Know
Need help prepping for an upcoming AP test? Take a look at this guest post to learn the best tips to ensure your AP exam scores are where you want them to be...
AP exams are some of the toughest courses you can take in high school. Practically every AP exam not only requires you to excel in answering multiple-choice questions, but also in synthesizing your own unique responses to questions posed in the often-dreaded free-response section (FRQ).
To help you prepare for your AP exa
Common Core Standards for English and Math | What Parents Need to Know
You may have heard about the new Common Core Standards, which most states have adopted into their curriculum. What exactly are they, and what does it mean for your child? Learn more in this guest post by San Diego tutor Natalie S...
Having a unified educational system is an incredibly important factor when considering how to make sure each child is given the best chance to learn and succeed. This is why 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards for Engl
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.
How to Write a Book: Advice From a Published Author
Is your life full of crazy ups and downs - drama, suspense, romance - mixed with colorful, over-the-top characters? Have you always wanted to learn how to write a book, but upon sitting down with only your writing medium and your mind, you're not quite sure where to start?
We recently chatted with TakeLessons writing tutor and professional journalist, short story, and fiction writer Sarah B., to pick her brain and find out her advice for aspiring writers who want to know the "secrets" of
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Paper
Writing a paper for class? Lock down an "A" with these helpful tips from San Diego tutor Natalie S...
Over the course of your academic career, you will be expected to write multiple papers that will span a number of different subjects and purposes. While there are many ways to write a paper, below are a few of the common mistakes to avoid that are true for all types of papers.
1) Create a strong thesis BEFORE you start writing the paper.
Do not begin the writing process without a thesis s