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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Why Is College Writing So Much Harder Than High School?
Struggling with your college assignments? Learn the truth about college writing skills, and the changes you'll need to make to succeed, in this article by NJ teacher Matthew H...
In another post, I had discussed the relationship between academic and creative writing. Bottom line: no difference. Good writing is good writing. So why is it that most university level expository writing (and similarly titled courses) demand so much more than even AP level high school English classes?
3 Techniques for Rethinking Test Prep
Have a big test coming up? Don't fret! Rethink the way you prepare with these three helpful tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
In order to make test prep FUN, you need to - in a sense - forget that what youre learning is test prep. Its all about the outlook, distracting yourself, and actually believing (or finding a way to convince yourself) that what youre learning is worthwhile.
1. The Right Motivation is Key
Lets think fitness for a second. Now, say you tell yourself, I m
How to Use Tongue Twisters to Practice a Second Language
There's nothing like a good tongue twister to get your mouth moving! In this article, you'll learn how to use tongue twisters to improve your pronunciation in any language you're learning. This is brought to you by our friends at Magoosh...
Tongue twisters, as you probably know, are silly poems that use very similar sounds. Theyre especially popular with children. Famous American picture books, like Fox in Socks, delight kids with tongue twisters that are hard (but fun) to read out
How Hard is the GMAT, Really?
How hard is the GMAT, really? Find out the insider scoop in this guest post by online tutor Marcus S...
New students and prospective students planning to go to grad school to get an MBA (or other advanced business degree) often ask me, how hard is the GMAT, really? Some people say it's hard, while other say it's easy. The GMAT is unusual in this way. With other grad school tests, such as the LSAT or MCAT, most students assume they are facing a tough exam. Determining the difficulty