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How to Paraphrase a Difficult Text

Paraphrasing is essential when using sources in writing, but it’s challenging when a source uses difficult language. You can still use the source. However, you need to break down the steps for writing an effective paraphrase. The four steps are to look up difficult words, rewrite the passage ...

What to Expect from AP Language and AP Literature

You know these two Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college level and prepare you for taking the exams that determine whether you’ll get college credits for the coursework, but what does a day in the class look like? Classroom activities are similar despite AP Language’s focus on rhe ...

Big Data: Career & Education Frontiers

Companies are willing to pay people a proverbial pretty penny to fill their resident data scientist shoes these days.  However, there is apparently a shortage of people training in data science and analysis of big data, hence the popularity of data science programs like the University of Wisco ...

Get Pumped for High School!

If you’re nervous about starting high school or unsure what to expect, keep reading and relax. Many people find high school is the best part of their education and even of their lives. High school teaches a greater variety of subjects that will prepare you for college and your career. After s ...

Colleges Shouldn’t Pay Student Athletes

Student athletes bring much value to their colleges and universities and work extremely hard, so some think they deserve payment. The payment could take the form of salaries or some profits from selling autographs and apparel with athletes’ names on them. However, students’ primary reas ...

Green Technology, Education & You

In my opinion, there are few things more worthy of concern than the state of our planet. I’m not just referring to sea water levels. Another important issue is the immediate need for more sustainable ways of living. One palpable way to live more sustainably is to capitalize upon emerging form ...