Studying for the SAT Writing & Language might sound like an endless slog through obscure grammar rules. The secret, though, is that the test tends to reuse the same few concepts. If you take the time to master the most frequently tested grammar rules, you’ll find the SAT Writing & Language test much easier. (Here’s … Continue reading 5 Common Grammar Errors on the SAT Writing & Language
Without the stress of group projects, quizzes, or formatting a works cited page, summer is the perfect time to start gearing up for the SAT Reading. Whether you’re on the road or at the beach, there are a few ways you can start prepping bit by bit.Have you ever read a sentence three times only … Continue reading SAT Reading Prep You Can Do Daily
What is a Thesis Statement Exactly?A thesis statement is a single sentence that explains the argument you want to present in a paper. It is most often located in the first or second paragraph of your paper. If your paper is a tree, the thesis statement is the single seed it grows from.You Mentioned an … Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Writing a Good Thesis Statement
You’ve probably heard from your teacher that plagiarizing can lead to serious academic consequences. Plagiarism is the act of copying or including information from someone else’s work in your own paper without giving that person proper credit. Thankfully, there are tools available to help you make sure you haven’t committed plagiarism, such as the plagiarism … Continue reading The Four Kinds of Plagiarism a Plagiarism Checker Can Catch
If you’ve spent the school year wading through The Odyssey or surviving Dante’s Inferno, you might be tempted to limit your reading to Twitter now that school’s out for the summer. But long layovers and lazy days at the beach are perfect opportunities to turn on your tablet or pick up a paperback and indulge … Continue reading Summer Book List for People Who Hate Reading
Hemingway abhorred them. Stephen King famously quipped, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.” If there can be such a thing as a controversial part of speech, adverbs probably are it. On the one hand, adverbs can be useful tools to enhance your writing. They can convey important information about how something … Continue reading Adverbs: To Use or Not To Use?
by Amanda CrossHow do you create a Facebook post that gets engagement, showcases your best skills, and doesn’t create a cyclone of regret later? Keep reading for some excellent advice on how to write Facebook posts you can be proud of!1. Always check for spelling and grammarText or internet speak is different from incorrect grammar. … Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Better Facebook Posts
It’s easy to let a proper noun slip past your “shift” key while writing. There are some trademarked words that just seem so…generic. Check out this list and never be fooled by a proper noun masquerading as a common noun again.Can you pass me a Kleenex?In a haze of pollen, it’s easy to forget that … Continue reading The Proper Noun We Always Forget to Capitalize
The English language is a tough business. So much so, it’s unimaginable to have mastered all its intricacies. (See what I did there?)Determining whether to use “it’s” or “its” is an essential building block of good writing, but it’s easy to let this little word topple your Jenga tower. Even the most seasoned writers are … Continue reading It’s vs. Its: What’s the Difference?
You will write a ton of papers throughout your school life, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be the same. The difference between an ok paper and one that “wows” your teacher may not be entirely related to your writing skills. The types of resources that you use to conduct your research can … Continue reading Impress Your English Teacher with These 3 Sources