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.
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Learning by Doing: Ways to Study as a Kinesthetic Learner
Do you learn best with a hands-on approach? Learn about the most effective kinesthetic learning strategies in this guest post by New Milford, NJ teacher Matthew H...
In a previous post on study skills for high school students, I discussed some of the different learning styles that work best for different people. Sometimes, a student can even be a mixture of two or more types of learner. As a result, the way you approach studying should reflect the way that your body and mind p
5 Simple Ways To Self-Edit Your Writing
Editing your work is one of the most important steps to writing an essay! Create your checklist using these tips from Woburn, MA teacher Belynda C...
Editing is not simply about typos. There are many steps to writing an essay between the initial preparation, research, writing, and finally editing and proofreading your finished work. While proper spelling and grammar are important, there are other aspects to polished prose that need your attention. Some of these items include r
The One Study Tip That Will Change the Way You Learn
As you're learning new material, you'll notice that some study tips work well for you, while others may not. If you're a visual learner, here's a great technique to try from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
No doubt about it, learning material on your own can be a challenge, especially if its under the pressure of an upcoming test. In todays fast-paced world, where there is so much to learn and so much to do, maximizing study time is crucial. Lucky for you, I have one simple stud
Reconstructing Poetry: The Brick by Brick Approach
Are you interested in learning how to write poetry? A great exercise to try is taking an already-written piece, and deconstructing it. Below, Tucson tutor Lourdes C. explains the method...
If you're a word crafter and you've found your words growing thin and inadequate, maybe even trite and boring, try this original constructivist approach from an applied linguistics perspective to see if you can't get the impact back into your work and cure writer's block. The method operates o