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Benefits of Student Publications

I wouldn’t be a good editor and blogger today if I hadn’t been on the staffs of my high school news magazine or their literary and art publications. In the face of more rigorous graduation requirements and budget cuts, I’ve watched those publications struggle to survive. I don&rsq ...

Understanding and Writing Analysis Papers

A common but often perplexing assignment is an analysis paper. In general, an analysis breaks something into parts. For example, a process analysis is another name for a how-to paper. That specific assignment breaks down the steps in doing something. Being able to see how parts make a whole concept ...

How to Use Journal Articles in Writing

Citing information from journal articles adds authority to writing assignments, but without knowing how to read these sources, you’ll struggle to use them. Some students, unfamiliar with journal articles’ organization, glance through them, feel bogged down by the citations and numbers, ...

Preparing for a GCSE English Exam

In order to obtain a GCSE qualification, all students need to pass two vital subjects: Mathematics and English. Students find it hard to pass the English examination as it requires a good command over the English language which can only be acquired by a lot of reading and writing. Here we have prov ...

The Value of Keeping Old Writing Assignments

I was flipping through a file folder in my desk when I started laughing. I’d found a funny paper I’d written in high school. The experience made me think about why I’ve kept many of my writing assignments, and there were reasons besides to entertain myself in the future. You shoul ...

Advice for Completing Proposal Assignments

Proposals are written to solve problems in workplaces and communities, so expect to write a proposal in school. These assignments require you to present a problem clearly and argue for a plan to solve it. Research may be necessary to understand complicated problems and develop practical solutions. ...

Tips for Starting Writing Assignments about Literature

Eventually, you'll have to write about instead of merely read literature. Playing the role of literary critic can seem intimidating, but because all readers differ, there's no wrong way to analyze a literary work. If that statement wasn't enough to boost your confidence, don't fret. ...

Reflect on Your Writing to Grow as a Writer

You shouldn’t just forget about an assignment after turning it in. That’s because you can enhance your skills by adding a step to the end of the writing process: reflection. Let me explain the benefits of reflecting on your writing and suggest questions to answer during reflection.Benef ...

Benefits of a Reading Portfolio

Each student learns differently and each student learns at a different pace.  Each student is an individual and a reading portfolio is a way to keep that individuality. The reading portfolio showcases each student’s projects and follows them throughout their school career.The reading por ...