Early in the first semester of college, many students discover that they don't actually know how to study effectively. This can be frustrating, particularly if the students have already botched a quiz or exam.Read Full Story
It turns out the trumpet was the right choice for your daughter. She loves it and wants more than the weekly 20-minute lesson at school. How do you go about finding a music teacher for your child so she can really take off? If you’re not particularly musical, you may not know where to begin.Read Full Story
You know that writing and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly are important skills, and so does your child's school. That's why writing is a part of the curriculum. But it can be hard to know how to support your child as she develops writing skills at home. Do you just leave it up to the schools and stay out of it? Or is there more you can do to help your child become a good writer?Read Full Story
When a child reaches the teen years, writing is more and more critical to academic success. Teens are expected to be able to write essays for school and respond in words to questions in just about any subject. In addition, there are some big writing efforts coming up: many state standardized tests have an essay section, and the SAT now has a writing portion. Then there are college application essays, in addition the plain ability to communicate clearly in the world. Writing is important.Read Full Story
Technology rocks! Could you imagine your life without email? Without texting? Without Twitter and social networking sites? They have all brought so much to our lives: the ability to share and communicate in discrete, timely ways about both the important and the not so important. But with all that fast communication, something seems to be getting lost, and that is our ability to write clearly and concisely in more than 140 characters.Read Full Story
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