Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike...
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7 Simple Steps for Journalistic Writing
Interested in trying your hand at journalistic writing? Here, Olympia, WA tutor Tali H. explains the seven simple steps for writing an article...
Being a reporter has a number of benefits: you get to meet people, talk, find out about whats going on in your community, and keep your writing skills in tip-top shape. However, it can also be difficult especially if youre trying to meet an upcoming deadline. Heres a simple breakdown for writing a medium-length journalistic article if youre
Breaking Bad Reading | Reading Comprehension Practice
Struggling with reading assignments? This reading comprehension practice exercise may seem a bit strange, but it works! Read on as Tucson, AZ and online tutor Lourdes C. explains the "breaking bad reading" method...
The most fundamental challenge most students face is not in the content, it's in bad reading habits. The layout of most text in the Western world is linear, following a progressive line of reasoning and logical thought from beginning to end without diversion (which i
Telling Your Story: Why Your Personal Narrative Matters
Although schools may be veering away from it, learning how to write a personal narrative essay can take you far in life. Learn more in this guest post by Chicago, IL tutor Samantha S...
Students, perhaps you have noticed the recent Common Core State Standard trend to veer away from such writing prompts as What Did You Do On Summer Vacation? Though nationwide curriculum currently mandates that best-practice instruction focuses on nonfiction, non-narrative writing, heres why yo
How to Write With Humor: Finding Your Voice
A writer's voice is what attracts readers to stay on the page, finish the piece, and return for more. Voice makes writing uniquely the author's, and it can sink the poem, feature story, or op-ed piece for one reader and elevate it for another. As you're learning how to write with humor, keep the following things in mind!
Humor is Important to Voice
Humor can be a great part of voice. In fact, some would argue that it is a necessary part. Humor helps the reader:
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