How To Improve Your Writing Skills

How To Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is one of the more interesting subjects to teach, it may not be the most difficult, but it is definitely different than teaching math or science. William G. Tierney and Stefani R. Relles, two professors, guest wrote an article in the Washington Post about teaching writing. Their main point is that teachers spend too much time addressing bad writing and not nearly enough time helping students improve. They see writing as a product and not a process, and that is the root of the problem. Together, they have created a program that seeks to effectively teach writing to college-bound students who have struggled with the subject. Most of t ... Read More About How To Improve Your Writing Skills

How To Prepare For College Classes

How To Prepare For College Classes

The best way to prepare for college-level classes is to take the hardest classes you possibly can…every student, every teacher and every professor knows that. But, how to make classes more rigorous for all students has been the challenge, according to an article in the District Administration. Some schools just grade stricter and give students more homework. But, others actually restructure much of their curriculum. President Obama has vowed to increase the overall quality of education to help American students catch up with foreign students, who have recently outpaced them. In Obama’s education reform initiative, “Race to ... Read More About How To Prepare For College Classes

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM programs) have historically been the toughest majors, with science and engineering leading the way, according to an article in the New York Times. However, the STEM fields also have the largest potential to boost America’s economy, and that is why President Obama is placing a major emphasis on these programs. But, it’s not going to be easy. Politicians and educators have been trying to improve students’ test scores in the STEM fields for years, and they are running out of ideas. Currently, American students trail behind many foreign countries in STEM fields, and Washington is ... Read More About How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Why Algebra Skills Are Important

Why Algebra Skills Are Important

If you’re not proficient in algebra, then you’ll stand just about no chance with Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics or any other high school math class. Students must learn algebra first, and that’s why many educators believe it is the most important math class. For years, algebra was a high school freshman level class, and very few students took it before their freshman year. But, administrators eventually began pushing heavily for students to start algebra classes in the 8th grade or sooner, according to an article in the District Administration. And now administrators are pushing even harder for students to tak ... Read More About Why Algebra Skills Are Important

How To Best Study For A Test

How To Best Study For A Test

The human brain acquires, retains and retrieves information in a very complex manner. Knowing exactly how is the key to studying more efficiently and more effectively. Every nuance of learning and memory has been studied including diet, time of day, length, atmosphere – and the results are both valuable and fascinating. Many teachers tell their students to re-read textbooks and class notes as many times as possible; however, testing yourself repeatedly on the information your studying is significantly more effective, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. Testing or quizzing yourself before a big test exercises your brain ... Read More About How To Best Study For A Test