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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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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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