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How to Start an Essay: Your Ultimate Guide to a Winning Introduction

When I was a student, I read and wrote a lot of essays, more essays than I could count until I learned how to write them successfully. I cannot name a single professor who tried to make the process easier. Once, one of them even told me that he didn’t bother reading the rest of …

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8 Practical Tips on How to Speed Up Your Writing

Writing an essay… or pretty much any writing assignment can be a rather painful process. It can take hours to work out a decent text. And after you’ve finally managed to write something, you feel exhausted and unable to do anything else! I have 2 questions for you:  Are you working productively during those hours …

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4 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writing a good essay can take hours… even days. If your child is struggling to write essays in a timely manner, it’s not because essay-writing isn’t their forte! What’s highly likely is that they are suffering from some stage of the dreaded Writer’s Block. Here are 4 steps to help your child blast through their …

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7 Writing Tips to Make Your Student’s Essays Easier

If your student’s in the midst of applying for colleges, you probably know there’s an essay involved. (At least one.) And maybe writing comes easily to your student…or maybe it’s a huge struggle. But either way, when your student is sitting in the living room, frustrated and stuck for words, here are 7 writing tips …

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Memorize SAT Vocab With 4 Fun, Foolproof Steps

If you hear the word “vocab,” what do you think of? Personally, I remember hours of memorizing words on flashcards. Or spelling tests in middle school. Or Spanish class, when I desperately tried to make up songs to remember the differences between conducir, encontrar, and comprar. Or snooty people at dinner parties with bigger vocabularies …

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Reading and Literacy

The Importance of Reading and Literacy: Grim Statistics and How to Help Your Kids Let’s start with some shocking facts about reading and literacy in the U.S. according to research.  1) Between 1993 and 2003: – the average ‘prose literacy’ decreased for adults at most levels of educational attainment – the average ‘document literacy’ decreased …

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