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3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

The Thanksgiving holiday provides a special opportunity to encourage student reflection on all the things they’re thankful for, and craft projects are an excellent medium for children to make the most of this season. There are many easy—yet educational—Thanksgiving crafts for kids, including composing thankfulness poems, creating menus for a Thanksgiving meal, and designing gratitude cards. Keep reading to learn three easy (and educational) Thanksgiving crafts for kids. 1. Write a thankfulness poem Ask your child to write and illustrate a thankfulness poem, detailing what they’re grateful for this Thanksgiving. This T ... Read More About 3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

What Every College Student Should Know About Citations

What Every College Student Should Know About Citations

Regardless of your course of study, an inevitable aspect of your college studies will involve composing papers and essays. In order to successfully compose these essays, it’s key to properly cite your sources. However, this involves more than simply giving credit where credit is due. It’s about joining an academic conversation that you, a student, are as much a part of as these established scholars. As a college student, it’s important to understand citation styles, note the varying types of citations, and learn how to use citations throughout the entirety of the writing process. Looking to gain a better understanding of cit ... Read More About What Every College Student Should Know About Citations

How to Write an Email to Your Professor

How to Write an Email to Your Professor

In high school, emails were often delivered to your teachers through your school's online portal or via your parents. In college, however, things are a bit different. When reaching out to a college professor, you are the one crafting the message and sending it from your school account. Sending emails to your professors might seem like no big deal. However, you should think twice before hitting send. Constructing professional emails when corresponding with your professor is an integral part of the student-teacher relationship. Things to remember when writing an email to your professor include properly structuring the introductory portion of yo ... Read More About How to Write an Email to Your Professor

The #2 Pencil: How Its History Has Been Written

The #2 Pencil: How Its History Has Been Written

This post is part of our 2017 Back-to-School Series. Throughout the month of August, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for back-to-school advice, tips, and tricks for all ages. We owe a lot to pencils—especially those famous #2 yellows. Without the #2 pencil, how would you have learned to write your name or to divide fractions? But how well do you know the trusty pencil? Have you ever wondered where it came from, or why #2 is often chosen over #1? There is a great deal of history behind the #2 pencil, including its origin, evolution, and current use.   Here’s a crash course on how the #2 pencil’s history has been written: ... Read More About The #2 Pencil: How Its History Has Been Written

How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

When approaching the ACT, it is important to consider the Essay section’s structure. This portion of the ACT asks students to consider multiple points of view. Thus, it is important to enter the ACT Essay section knowing what will be asked of you, in order to save time and jump directly into the task at hand. When preparing for the ACT Essay, be sure to understand the rubric, use concrete details as evidence, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your position. First, let's talk about the prompt itself. Here is a sample prompt on the topic of intelligent machines. Read on to learn how to prepare for this particular ACT Ess ... Read More About How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

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