10 Crazy Writing Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of
Are your so-called creative writing exercises starting to seem a little mundane? Spice it up with these outside-the-box writing ideas and prompts
1. Explain why the chicken crossed the road.
Is the chicken fleeing the alien invasion? Leaving farm life behind in favor of a more sophisticated urban atmosphere? Headed for breast reduction surgery? Going out for cocktails? Have fun with it.
2. Describe a memorable experience from the perspective of your pet.
What does the family
How to Avoid (and Check for) Plagiarism
With so many resources available today, the temptation to plagiarize can be strong for students. So how can you check your work to make sure you're not walking the line? Here are some tips from Fallbrook, CA tutor Sarah B.:
Copying and using the writing of others as ones own called plagiarism used to be difficult, before modern computers. Today, digital text makes it easy. Copy and paste. Bingo. Perfect writing.
Why not plagiarize instead of crafting original prose? Beca
Channeling Your Inner Detective for Reading Comprehension
Reading assignments can be fun - we promise! Here, Hollywood, FL tutor Deanna P. shares her best reading comprehension strategies for students to keep in mind...
Do you like to play detective and solve mysteries? Well, here are the top reading comprehension strategies to use before, during, and after reading to crack the case and think outside the box.
READ THE TITLE and highlight it; it is the key that unlocks the main idea and what the story is mainly about.
Read the questions, not
How To Pass a Test You Aren't Ready For |Test Taking Strategies
Didn't study for a big upcoming test? Not all hope is lost. Take a deep breath, and try these test taking strategies from Denver, Co tutor Clarence M...
We've all been there before: Its the day of the test, or the night before, and you realize there is no way you will be able to get through all your studying. But that doesn't mean you cant get a decent score on the test -- you just have to play your cards right.
My first suggestion is to stop studying! With an
Writing Tips for Kids: How to Organize Your Stories
Did you know that the writing methods you choose can affect your creative process? Organization is particularly important to your writing success, allowing for a clear mind, smooth-flowing thought process, and proper story development. But how OCD do you have to be to prevent a major disaster? Keep yourself on track with these practical writing tips for kids:
Clean up your act.
Organizing your jumble of story ideas can help you identify the best options for a given writing project. Wading th