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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How to Score a 5 on the AP Calculus Test
Getting ready to take the AP Calculus test? Brush up on these study tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
The AP Calculus exam is rumored to be one of the harder AP tests - especially for those of us who math doesn't come easily to. The test takes three hours and 15 minutes, and has 45 multiple-choice questions and six short-answer questions. Both types have a non-calculator part and a calculator part. Even though it sounds daunting, with some determination and productive studyi
6 Easy Steps to Writing a Book Report
What are the steps to writing a book report that will earn you an "A"? Check out these helpful tips from San Diego tutor Natalie S...
Every student will be expected to write a book report at some point or another in his or her scholastic career. This is a great assignment for students who want to hone reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Book reports often seem scary and overwhelming initially, however, if you follow these steps to writing a book report, you can easily and succes
Literature Study Guides: Supplements NOT Substitutes!
Think you can skip the book and go straight to the literature study guides or CliffsNotes? Not so fast! Check out tutor Matthew H.'s advice here...
Many high school and college students will use some form of literature study guides during their schooling. These can be really useful tools when implemented appropriately. Unfortunately, too many people view them as a way to avoid doing the assignment rather than as a way to understand the material better.
First of all, lets dis
How to Analyze an Argument in an Essay | 4 Easy Steps
At some point in your academic career, you'll need to know how to analyze an argument properly. Here, tutor Andrew P. shares his guide to success...
As a college student, you'll be expected at some point to understand, restate, comment on, or discuss someones assertion (strongly stated position).
An argument is a reason(s) for a conclusion.
He is dense (reason); therefore, I wont talk with him (conclusion).
I wont talk with him (conclusion) because he is dense (reaso