5 Fiction Writing Contests for High School Students
Do you have the gift of the written word? There are a variety of fiction writing contests available for high school students that are an ideal way to show off your writing. Think how hard you have worked and the confidence youve gained in your writing. Its time to share it with the world!
Our favorite high school fiction writing contests include:
Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards
Skipping Stones magazine recognizes high school students that are working to promote multicultural, enviro
How to Score a 5 on the AP Environmental Science Exam
Getting ready to take the AP Environmental Science exam? Brush up on these study tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
The three-hour AP Environmental Science exam has two 90-minute sections: a 100-question multiple-choice section, accounting for 60% of the final grade, and four free-response questions (one data-set question, one document-based question, and two synthesis and evaluation questions), accounting for 40% of the final grade. As you begin studying, incorporate these t
10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages
Surely you've heard at least one of these English idioms:
It's raining cats and dogs
Don't cry over spilt milk
It cost me an arm and a leg
By definition, idioms are phrases with culturally-understood meanings that aren't meant to be taken literally. They're basically fun and interesting ways of expressing your thoughts.
Below are 10 fascinating idioms derived from cultures across the globe. Check them out:
Idiom: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py.
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
Writing Tips for Kids: How to Think of Great Story Ideas
One of the most common obstacles for a writer is the ability to come up with story ideas. Though all children, and adults for that matter, have them lodged somewhere in their brains, the trick is getting them out and on paper. So what are the best writing tips for kids to release their inner Shakespeare and develop a great plot line? Here are a few ideas to try out...
Draw on real life experiences.
One of the best writing tips for kids for finding great story ideas is to draw on rea