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Grace Fleming

Updated Articles and Resources

By Grace Fleming

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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...
    • Preparing for Middle School Created: Saturday, July 04, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 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.
    • 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.
    • High School Supplies List Created: Thursday, February 02, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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 Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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 tea...
    • 8 Parts of Speech Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      There are eight basic parts of speech. We understand language best when we break it down to observe the roles of each word type.
    • Your and You're Created: Saturday, January 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      There are some grammar mistakes that really stand out and make the writer look sloppy or uneducated. Confusing you're and your is one of those embarrassing mistakes!
    • 5 Tips for Your First Week of School Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The new school year brings a great opportunity for establishing great study habits. This is a great time to think about the things you already do well and the things you could change for the better.
    • What Is a Parenthetical Element? Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      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!
    • Using a Dash Created: Sunday, August 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A dash is typed by using two hyphens (minus key). You will use a dash to insert an emphatic statement in a sentence.
    • 50 Compare and Contrast Topics Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      When you begin to write a comparison essay, you should go through a a few small steps before you jump in to writing the introductory paragraph. You will start with making a list of characteristics ...
    • 10 Tips to Improve Your Spelling Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      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 Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      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.
    • What is a Political Extremist? Created: Saturday, July 08, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This FAQ can help if you've heard the term extremist on the news and in class, but you're not sure what it means.
    • What Are Negative Numbers Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      In everyday life, we use the concept of negative numbers all the time. We deal with negative numbers when it comes to money, for instance—more specifically, when you “owe” somethi...
    • How Do You Find Trustworthy Sources? Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      As a researcher, you will find that every question can have many possible answers, partly because events are clouded by opinions. You can see evidence of this if you browse through your television news programming.
    • How to Edit Your Paper Created: Friday, October 01, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      It's always easier to edit somebody else, but what if you have to edit your own work? Avoid common problems with self-editing with these simple tips.

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