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Grace Fleming

Updated Articles and Resources

By Grace Fleming

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Homework Checklists Created: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Stay organized with checklists! Remember every step of your assignment or every task of your day with a checklist. Homework grades will improve when you remember every detail!
    • 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Do you understand the difference between a phrase and a clause? You can improve your writing skills if you learn to conquer these five common grammar problems.
    • Taking Lecture Notes Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Anybody can take lecture notes. But it's not always easy taking lecture notes that make sense a month later, when you're studying for a midterm! As you progress from high school to college and into graduate school, you'll find that your lectures can get much more complex.
    • How To Flunk a Class Created: Friday, September 15, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      There are a few things that every failing student has in common. If you really want to flunk out of a class, all you have to do is pick up a few of these bad habits.
    • Procrastination and Homework Created: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      All of us procrastinate from time to time. But sometimes, putting things off like homework or research can really hurt is in the long run. Don't listen to that naughty little voice!
    • 5 Bubble Sheet Tips Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      It sounds so simple, yet it proves to be the downfall of many, many students. Every single solitary time a group of students takes a bubble-in test, there will be a few students who just don’t fill in the bubbles completely. Bubble instructions always tell students to fill in the bubble completely, but students just don’t do it for some reason.
    • 10 Tips for Multiple Choice Questions Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      The multiple choice question is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It looks so innocent--but it can be a killer! Discover a few tricks of your own with these tips for answering multiple choice questions.
    • Before You Take the Test Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      You've studied for the test, and you feel prepared. Don't let a last-minute mistake ruin everything! There are certain steps you should take before you get started on your next exam.
    • Stress Before You Test? Created: Saturday, November 19, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Be prepared! That's the key to cutting down on test stress. But it's more than your brain causing the jitters. Get plenty of rest and please your tummy, too. Use these tips to battle test-day jitters.
    • Improve Your Eating Habits Created: Sunday, January 01, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      There are lots of studies to show that certain foods affect us in specific ways. If you’re putting off your homework because you’re feeling tired, you're too grumpy, or you’re having trouble concentrating or remembering, why not try changing your diet?
    • What Is Historical Context? Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      It is essential to understand historical context of any event when pursuing the deeper meaning of any event in history. What is the historical context?
    • How To Essay - Writing About a Process Created: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      How-to essays are like recipes; they provide instruction for carrying out a procedure or task. You can write a how-to essay about any procedure that you find interesting, as long as your topic fits the teacher's assignment.
    • Preparing for Middle School Created: Saturday, July 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      Changes that take place when you start middle school occur in the classrooms, but some changes also take place in your home! Find out how you and your family can prepare for the exciting and challenging times to come.
    • Biography Created: Friday, December 09, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A biography is defined as a written account of the series of events that make up a person's life. Therefore, while researching the subject of your biography, you'll want to collect all the basic facts of your subject's life experience. But dry facts don't make a good biography. You'll want to dig a little deeper for a great paper.
    • One Word or Two? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Do you get confused by alright and all right? Should you use one word or two in your essay? Find the meanings for commonly-confused compounds and expressions we often mix up.
    • Top Healthy Homework Habits Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Your homework habits might be affecting your grades. Are you feeling tired, achy, or bored when it comes to homework time? Are you arguing with parents about your grades? You can change the way you...
    • How To Meet Goals With a Daily Task List Created: Friday, October 06, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Students, one way to meet your goals is to keep a daily task list. This is a handy tool borrowed from the most successful business leaders.
    • How to Pack Your Book Bag Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Heavy, lopsided book bags and backpacks can lead to serious pain and damage. Reduce the load by coming up with a system for packing your bag with essential items.
    • How Long Should I Study? Created: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      How long should you study a subject? The answer is that there is no answer that's right for everyone! How you study is more important than how long you study.
    • What Is a Coming of Age Theme? Created: Monday, February 28, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Book themes are messages that come from reading and thinking at the same time. You can find a theme if you keep your mind open to the meaningful experiences the
    • 101 Common Book Themes Created: Saturday, September 26, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      The theme of a book is a universal idea or message that stretches through an entire story. A theme may show up in a pattern (such as reoccurring examples of beauty in simplicity) or a theme may come through as the result of a buildup (tragedy of war). It is often a lesson that we learn about life or people.
    • Motif and Theme Created: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Many students are confused when it comes to understanding the differences between motifs and themes in literature. I think that fairy tales serve well as tools
    • Finding a Theme of a Book Created: Friday, March 03, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Your assignment requires you to find the theme of a book. Everybody else seems to understand, but you don't. What is a theme? Is there more than one right answer?
    • Online Essay Grader Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      How would you like to have a teacher grade your paper before you turn it in? Believe it or not, there is an online paper grader.
    • Managing Sources in Microsoft Word Created: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      If you're worried about formatting your research paper and all the citations correctly, you should take advantage of the source management system in your word processor. It does the formatting for you!
    • College Dropout Causes Created: Monday, May 20, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Every fall, high school graduates go off to college full of confidence. So why do nearly half of them return home without a degree?
    • College Major Quiz Created: Friday, April 28, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Choose a major with this assessment quiz, designed to help you think about your personality and your college choices.
    • Learning Styles: Holistic Learners Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Are you accused of daydreaming when you're supposed to be studying? This could be a sign of your brain type! Your learning style is often the key to your academic success. Determine if you are a global/holistic learner or an analytic learner.
    • Top Tips for Remembering Homework Assignments Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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 ...
    • Left Brain Right Brain Created: Monday, March 20, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Are you left brain dominant or right brain dominant? Some scientists say that specific personality traits can be attributed to your dominant brain hemisphere. Look over the left brain/right brain traits to learn more about your brain.
    • Left Brain Right Brain Created: Monday, March 20, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Left brain or right brain? Which is your dominant brain type? Take this quiz to learn more about your brain and your study habits.
    • College School Supplies List Created: Saturday, July 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Looking for a college school supplies list? This list goes beyond the usual list, and details must-haves for your backpack and your dorm room. Find a list of tools and some ideas for using them--to get the most out of study time.

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