I have been teaching teens to write for a quarter of a century (Twenty-five years just sounds longer when you put it that way, doesn’t it?), and the online writing instruction service I founded, WriteAtHome, has been in business for a dozen years. In all that time we’ve learned a lot about how to teach writing effectively. Here are ten of the most important.
Here’s my second post on common SAT words. The first post is here. Below are 20 words randomly selected from …
Certain words appear often on the SAT. You can find various lists online that were created by looking at numerous tests over the years. Below are 20 words randomly selected from one of those lists and their definitions. Click on the word for a more detailed definition on Merriam-Webster.com. Below the list is a link to a quiz on these 20 words.
At the end of a tiring trip, it’s a nice feeling to finally pull into your own driveway and put the car in park. That’s how good essays should come to an end also — with a graceful and satisfying sense of closure. An essay without a conclusion is like slamming on the brakes a block from home.
A solid essay is organized – built solidly brick by brick. If you follow the outline and the organizing guidelines we’ve discussed in previous posts, you have taken an essential step toward a high-scoring essay.