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#### 3 Simple Steps for Solving Mixture Problems

Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease: &nbsp; A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing \$1.50 per pound with cashews costing \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashew … Read More
3 Simple Steps for Solving Mixture Problems
Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease: &nbsp; A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing \$1.50 per pound with cashews costing \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashew
5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction
Imagine transporting yourself into another time -- pretty cool right? This is exactly what readers get to do with the historical fiction genre. If you're interested in trying your hand at writing historical fiction, here are some tips for creating that immersive experience for your readers. 1. Define Your Time Period You may have an idea for the general era in which you want your story to take place, but that's not the same thing as a defined time period. For instance, the Middle Ages enco
Study Skills for High School: 5 Crucial Steps to Succeed
When it comes to essential study skills for high school, what do you need to know to be successful? Here are the 5 most important skills, as outlined by tutor Matthew H.: &nbsp; High school can seem like such a scary place. After all, we often hear that the choices we make in high school will ultimately shape who we become as adults. Major stressors include the pressure to do well so that youll get into a good college, so that you will land an even better job. These are understandably
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 dont 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 youre communicating internally with colleagues and executives, or externally with your client base, polished email writing skills will come handy in your professional arsenal.
Why Is College Writing So Much Harder Than High School?
Struggling with your college assignments? Learn the truth about college writing skills, and the changes you'll need to make to succeed, in this article by NJ teacher Matthew H... &nbsp; In another post, I had discussed the relationship between academic and creative writing. Bottom line: no difference. Good writing is good writing. So why is it that most university level expository writing (and similarly titled courses) demand so much more than even AP level high school English classes?