Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike...
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8 Great Writing Retreats for Kids
Does your child love to write? Writing offers children not only a medium for communication, but the ability to create and use their imagination! Whats more, writing aids your childs emotional growth and helps build the critical thinking skills necessary for success in school and in life. Writing retreats and camps can help foster these abilities.
What Happens at Writing Retreats?
At writing camps, children can focus on their creating writing while having fun at the same time! In a community
How to Write With Humor: Finding Your Voice
A writer's voice is what attracts readers to stay on the page, finish the piece, and return for more. Voice makes writing uniquely the author's, and it can sink the poem, feature story, or op-ed piece for one reader and elevate it for another. As you're learning how to write with humor, keep the following things in mind!
Humor is Important to Voice
Humor can be a great part of voice. In fact, some would argue that it is a necessary part. Humor helps the reader:
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Telling Your Story: Why Your Personal Narrative Matters
Although schools may be veering away from it, learning how to write a personal narrative essay can take you far in life. Learn more in this guest post by Chicago, IL tutor Samantha S...
Students, perhaps you have noticed the recent Common Core State Standard trend to veer away from such writing prompts as What Did You Do On Summer Vacation? Though nationwide curriculum currently mandates that best-practice instruction focuses on nonfiction, non-narrative writing, heres why yo
Are Genetics the Key to Language Learning?
Genetics can determine your physical appearance, your health outlook, and even some of your personality traits.
And now, new research is confirming that your ability to learn a second language may also be predetermined.
The newest study, from the University of Washington, followed Chinese international students taking a 3-week English immersion course. The researchers took brain scans throughout the course, and saw some interesting changes:
The brain scans suggest that within a day of