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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

3 Ways Students Can Benefit From Journaling

3 Ways Students Can Benefit From Journaling

Many students, at one point or another, struggle with writing. One of the most effective ways to help improve your writing skills is journaling. Despite its lack of structure or direct instruction, a number of studies speak to the benefits of journaling in multiple skill areas. Students can benefit from journaling in many ways, including stress reduction, motivation, goal-setting, and self-reflection. Here are three ways in particular that students can benefit from journaling: Journaling turns unstructured play into learning The National Association for the Education of Young Children suggests that play is equally as important for learning ... Read More About 3 Ways Students Can Benefit From Journaling

How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of completing yet another difficult research paper, there are a few things that can make the process a little easier. Students can improve their research skills by being comfortable asking questions, understanding how to organize information, learning how to find credible sources, and more. Research papers involve a level of examination that can be tricky for any student. Luckily, students have many chances to further develop these skills, as research papers are commonly requested from teachers across all grade levels. Ace your next research paper by following these tips: Improve research skills by aski ... Read More About How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

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