5 Writing Styles to Hook Your Reader
Successful writers know that a well-constructed story will grab the reader's attention from the very beginning. A strong beginning will hook readers and entice them to keep reading. There are a variety of writing styles that can be used to create an effective hook, and understanding which one of these writing styles best matches your unique voice is an important part of developing your craft.
Some of our favorite ways to begin a story include:
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How Music Lessons Helped Me Learn a New Language
Want to learn a new language? If you've ever taken music lessons, you may be at an advantage! Read on as Ann Arbor, MI piano teacher Amy C. explains...
I recently began taking a beginners Italian class. (Im sure you are already wondering what this has to do with music lessons, but bear with me.) I often hear Italian spoken around me because I nanny for a native Italian family. However, besides hearing this family speak and knowing a few simple phrases (ciao, buona notte, gra
16 Unexpected Things International Students Face
Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we've explored the best cities to visit in Spain, taken a foodie tour of Korea, and even learned about fun festivals like Germany's Oktoberfest.
But what about the unique experiences international exchange students have when they come here to the US? You might be surprised to hear the things that baffle everyone else.
Curious? We were too, so when we came across an article over on the StudentUniverse blog sharing these revelations from an international exc
15 Stats That Prove Being Bilingual is Awesome [Infographic]
Are you thinking about learning a new language? Having the ability to speak and understand two languagesalso known as bilingualismhas its fair share of perks. Besides the obvious social advantages, there are many other benefits of being bilingual. For example, speaking two languages enhances your cognitive skills, improves your mental health, and even boosts your salary.
Dont believe us? Check out these 15 statistics that prove being bilingual is awesome!
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Ace Your Writing Skills Test With These 4 Tips
Preparing for a writing skills test? Take a look at these helpful tips from Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. to calm your nerves...
Writing skills tests are a very real part of life. They come up in grade school, in college entrance exams, and even in employment applications. Fortunately, writing skills tests are formulaic. Once you know what is on them, the prospect of taking them periodically throughout life becomes less daunting. Here are the basic elements of a writing skills