How can something as simple as a blank page be so intimidating? How does it have the power to simultaneously shut down your mind and suggest a million other things you could be doing: writer’s block is real. How can you stop procrastinating and start writing: from a homework essay to a doctoral thesis, from Read more
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read Wth My Eyes Shut! March 2nd marks what would have been the 107th birthday of one of America’s most beloved writers. Yet, he was much more than an author Read more
Preparing for a future education is not for everyone – especially right out of high school. Students need to be ready academically and financially for college. They also need the maturity to make adult decisions.
If you’re a writer, you’ll know how easy it is to become so engrossed in your work that you don’t notice the hours passing, or how sluggish you’re growing through sitting at your laptop all day. Nor will it occur to you that the air has grown stuffy, stifling your imagination, or that your posture Read more
This blog post offers tips for high-school students who are preparing to write college application essays. The piece includes reasons why you should write the essay (even when the school does not require a formal written paper); how to write a high-quality essay, et cetera. Many colleges and universities give you the option of including an Read more
Learning to write an effective essay is an important skill. It can lead to better grades, entrance into a coveted school, or even a college scholarship. This how-to article looks at the essay writing process, breaking it down into easy to follow steps and can be used to coach students directly or to help parents or Read more
Some days the essay witting flows, and some days a hurdle blocks the way. Writers need to write though because words pay the bills. Writing prompts don’t always do the trick and ideas don’t always flow while washing the dishes, so here are five simple, effective ways to beat writer’s block. All good writers follow Read more
Learning to write with authority is one of the greatest challenges novice writers face. While most people recognize authority, they are usually at a loss when they try to explain it. In truth, writing with authority is a multifaceted skill set. Proper organization, presentation, language, voice, and research all play important roles in achieving the Read more