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Research is conducted to get at the truth of a subject. As simple as that sounds, you will soon learn that the truth is often very difficult to find!

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Top 5 Tips for Remembering Homework Assignments

I left my homework at home! How many times have you said this? It’s a terrible feeling to know you’re going to get a failing grade on homework after you actually did the work. It seems so unfair! There are ways to prevent this dilemma and others, but you must be willing to prepare ahead of time to save yourself from future headaches.

High School Supplies List

The most successful students are always prepared to complete any assignment as soon as it's given. This list provides suggested materials for students in grades ten through twelve. It's a handy list of items you should keep in your bookbag or at home.

Middle School Supplies List

Middle school is such a big step for students! There are so many changes to consider when entering this important stage of school. Make sure you're fully prepared with all the right tools. Your teacher will require certain tools, but there are some additional items you might consider that will help you stay organized and feeling fully prepared.

What Is a Parenthetical Element?

A parenthetical element (an interrupter) is a word or group of words that adds nonessential information to a sentence or clause. They can appear at the beginning, end, or middle of a sentence. They are punctuated with commas, parentheses, and dashes. Find examples!

10 Tips to Improve Your Spelling

Need to improve your spelling skills? Spell checkers work sometimes, but they don't find every problem. That is why we can't become totally spell-checker dependent!

5 Ways to Enhance Learning

Are you struggling to recall information when you need it? Resist the temptation to memorize information the night before a test and commit to learning your material for the long haul. Check out these tips for enhancing your ability to learn as you study.

Hanging Indent

Each entry of your bibliography must be formatted in a style called the "hanging indent." It is important to format your entries in the proper way, to avoid a spacing nightmare!

Past, Present, Future Tense - Which Should I Use?

Are you wondering what verb tense to use in your writing assignment? Many essays require the use of "the literary present," while others call for past or future tense.

Controversial Speech Topics

Are you wondering what topic to write about? If you are planning a controversial speech or essay, you can use this list of topics for inspiration.

Organize with Evernote

One of the most important things you can do to make the most of your study time is to stay organized. But staying organized is really difficult for some people!

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