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What Great Writers Can Learn From Children's Books

Most experts agree: when you're learning how to write, reading as much as possible should be part of your daily life. And that means reading everything! Here, New Milford, NJ teacher Matthew H. explains what you can even learn from your favorite childhood books...   ChildrenĀ’s books are normally our first introduction to reading and writing. As kids, we listen to our parents, teachers, and other caregivers read aloud to us. Eventually, we read basic sentences on our own until we a … Read More
What Great Writers Can Learn From Children's Books
Most experts agree: when you're learning how to write, reading as much as possible should be part of your daily life. And that means reading everything! Here, New Milford, NJ teacher Matthew H. explains what you can even learn from your favorite childhood books...   ChildrenĀ’s books are normally our first introduction to reading and writing. As kids, we listen to our parents, teachers, and other caregivers read aloud to us. Eventually, we read basic sentences on our own until we a
Tips for Teens: Writing Your First Novel
As a young writer, you might be wondering what itĀ’s like to write a novel. What goes into the process? How in the world do authors get started, especially when you look at writers like Stephen King, who has written several novels of over 1,000 pages? Keep reading to learn how to break down the process and make it much more manageable: Start with Brainstorming Start small - as small as a single word or sentence. It might seem silly, but it can help you stay focused before your imagination sta
Boost your Score with Expert SAT Tips
Are you stressing about the SATs? Although your score on this test is important, remember that a less-than-perfect score is not the end of the world. Plus, there are many resources available to help prepare you to do your very best. Study these SAT tips from the Princeton Review, a leader in the test-prep field, to better understand how knowing the SAT format can help improve your score... Know the order of difficulty. SAT questions can be divided into three levels of difficulty: easy, me
5 Tips for Acing Your Composition Writing Class
Falling behind in your freshman composition writing class? There's still time to get caught up. Keep reading for helpful tips from Machias, ME tutor and English teacher Matt M...   I have taught English composition and literature for over a decade at the college level. During that time, IĀ’ve taught at six different universities, four domestic and two abroad. Hundreds of students have passed through my English classrooms. While nothing can ensure an A, there are many easy things st
How to Make Algebra Practice Problems Fun for Kids
Whether you've got a child who needs a little extra time outside of class to understand difficult math concepts, or you're a private tutor looking for ways to freshen up lessons, algebra practice problems with a fun twist can go a long way. And the good news is, you don't need to pull your hair out thinking up ideas. Any normal situation can be turned into an algebra practice problem - all you have to do is get a little creative! Below are a few ideas to get you started...  Coins Using coins

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