5 Inspiring Books to Read for a More Creative Summer
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Why not choose a book that will help you see the world in a new way and revitalize your creative spirit? Whether you're packing a book in your beach bag or toting an e-reader in your carry-on, these 5 good summer books are guaranteed to pack inspiration and creativity into the dog days of summer!
1. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
Sometimes the best way to awaken your creative side is by looking at familiar things in a diffe
4 Ways to Learn a Language Like a Kid (and Why It Works)
As an adult, learning a foreign language can be tough. But it's certainly not impossible! Check out these tips from French teacher Carol Beth L. to bring out your inner kid and make learning easier...
Last week, we shared how learning a language as an adult is different from what you may have experienced as a high school student (or even earlier on, if you were raised bilingual).
While recognizing the challenges and advantages is a great first step, it's also important to put
8 Awesome Resources to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills
There are so many websites, books, and other resources to help you improve writing skills, study skills, and more. Here are 8 awesome ideas from San Diego, CA tutor Natalie S...
Beginning and completing a piece of writing can be a scary process. To some students, it may feel like there are a lot of unknown variables. It takes a long time to outline an essay. It requires a lot of brainstorming and organization. There isnt a specific formula. There isnt a right or a wrong, just a subjective g
How to Write a Haiku | A Short History and 7 Easy Steps
Interested in learning how to write a haiku? Learn a bit about their rich history, and then take a stab at writing your own with the help of this guest post from Cherese Cobb, creative writer and self-proclaimed haiku nut:
Haiku comes from tanka, a short poem that has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable rhythm. It was originally practiced by Japanese noblemen and Buddhist priests. During the 9th-12th centuries, writing tanka became a game called renga, where one person wrote the first three lines
How to Learn a Language Quickly with 3 Foolproof Steps
Fact: a native Spanish speaker will have an easier time learning French than they would learning Japanese.
According to the U.S. Foreign Service Institute, one of the biggest factors affecting the speed of language acquisition is how different your target language is from your native tongue. Languages in the same family typically have similar alphabets and tones, making it easier to branch out as long as you stay within the same grouping.
No matter what language youre learning thou