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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 one’s 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 … Read More
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 one’s 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
20+ Reasons Why You Should Raise Your Child Bilingual
Did you know that the number of U.S. residents ages 5 and older who speak a language other than English has more than doubled in the past three decades? That’s right, more and more parents are raising bilingual children. Today’s parents are always trying to find ways to improve their children’s future, whether it’s placing them in early music classes or sending them to elite athletic camps. But did you ever think of getting your child language lessons? From improved social skills to dee
5 Tips for Completing Fraction Worksheets
Struggling with learning fractions? It can take some time and repetitive practice to really get them down. Here, Tucson tutor Blake C. shares his best tips... Fraction worksheets are usually meant to get us to visualize fractions as parts to a whole. Some of us may vaguely remember being asked to identify fractions by looking at the number of shaded regions of a given shape cut into so many pieces. Others among us have little ones who are confronting this type of fraction worksheet for th
Infographic: How to Learn Languages Easier & Faster
When it comes to learning a new language, everyone has different goals. Maybe you just want to keep your mind sharp and broaden your communication skills in general -- in that case, you might be wondering what the easiest languages to learn are, and will go from there. Other learners might have a specific language in mind, whether you're heading on vacation and want to chat with the locals, or need to be able to communicate with business contacts or clients. So... why do your goals mat
How to Write a Book: Advice From a Published Author
Is your life full of crazy ups and downs - drama, suspense, romance - mixed with colorful, over-the-top characters? Have you always wanted to learn how to write a book, but upon sitting down with only your writing medium and your mind, you're not quite sure where to start? We recently chatted with TakeLessons writing tutor and professional journalist, short story, and fiction writer Sarah B., to pick her brain and find out her advice for aspiring writers who want to know the "secrets" of

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