The Independent Schools Examination Board’s (ISEB) Common Entrance Exam, along with WIDA’s English Language Proficiency Standards, represent the […]
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Cities are on lockdown in a worldwide effort to contain the Corona virus. For introverts, self-isolation should not […]
That you’re reading this means you want to be the next JK Rowling or Neil Gaiman. If novels aren’t your thing, there’s short stories and magazine articles. So how’d you done that?
Microsoft used to ask job applicants vying for management and engineering positions an important career quiz question – “You’re driving a two-seater sports car in the rain…”
We associate good writers with success – ignoring the many rejections they suffered before fame hit (as well as those who never make it). Reading their books and/or watching their movie adaptations, we marvel at their creativity and imagination. Little wonder, then, that we equate creative writing with successful writing.
Alright, we agree with you – standardized testing is no fun. And there are plenty of valid reasons to believe that standardized tests aren’t really the most accurate measure of a student’s intelligence and level of education. Regardless, tests like the SAT and ACT are a cornerstone of our education system, so it’s important that students are ready for them.
In our modern world of endless connections where instant communication is king, why are so many of us losing our ability to express ourselves in words? Is today’s world the world of autocorrect?
When was the last time you read a story that was truly unique and captivating – a tale that introduced you to new characters and transported you to fantastic worlds?
The way we learn vocabulary is in desperate need of an update. As eager intellectual explorers, human beings have always pushed the limits of the imagination, constantly striving to improve our abilities and expand our knowledge. And we’re pretty successful at it, too! Science and technology have been advancing at unprecedented rates; accelerating so fast, in fact, that some fields of knowledge were bound to be left in the dust!
Flashcards are as synonymous with vocabulary building as whiteboards are with teaching. For most of us, thoughts of flashcards elicit shudders and dwell alongside our worst educational nightmares.