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3 Tips to Help Your Child’s College Essay Stand Out!

If you have a high school student, you know it’s never too early to start thinking about college. This time of year, students are perusing college options and narrowing down their choices…

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Climbing Steep Hills

“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first” – William Shakespeare It is no surprise that Shakespeare, the great giver of advice on love, sadness, and emotion, also has some…

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The Thrill of Winter: Writing Prompts for Kids

Creative Winter Memories: Can you tell a story about your favorite parts of winter? Can you write about a problem you’ve experienced in the wintertime? What exciting events happened to you while braving…

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Reading: A Sure Fire Way to Improve Writing

Reading and writing in schools became linked at the turn of the century, when Harvard and other universities decided that reading literature was essential to learning to write. Do these four reasons…

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Chilly Dark Weather: Warm Bright Writing

Whereas many people want to improve their writing skills, very few take the time to do so. What writing activities do you or your teens practice? What specific steps do you employ…

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7 Steps to Highly Effective Annotations

Reading, understanding a text, and writing an essay can all become easier if you take the time to annotate your text. What does it actually mean to Read and Annotate? Here are seven easy…

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Five Fantastic Tips to Ace that First School Essay – Body Paragraphs

You ask your high school child what he has for homework and he mumbles something about an annoying English essay. Your ears perk up as you remember the difficulty your son experienced last…

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College Essay Advice for You!

Have Your Started Writing Your College Essay? 1) Brainstorm Ideas and Write Them Down! 2) Give Yourself Time to Think about Your Best Ideas  3) Remember the Purpose of Your Essay is…

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Almost 50% of College Freshman Not Ready for College!

Almost Half of College Freshmen Surprised About Lack of Preparedness for College By Deborah Williams While it’s true that the number of high school graduates attending college has reached record levels, about…

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Do we need physical universities for education?

Do we need physical universities for education?.

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Writing and Specificity

How can you paint a crystal clear picture in your audience’s eyes of the characters and setting of your story? How can you pull empathy from your reader to help express the…

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Online Writing Lab for you

Excellent writing help available for you! http://www.owl.english.purdue.edu/

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