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  1. How To Make A Résumé That Stands Out

    Ready for a new job? The first question that always comes up is: how to write a résumé … especially one that stands out? These days, your résumé or your CV (curriculum vitæ) serves to introduce you to and can create a first impression (good … or bad) with a potential employer. That means your résumé has to be stunning in order to stand out. …

  2. Writing Activities For Preschool & Kindergarten Kids

    Teach your kids how to write with these helpful activities If your kid is just learning how to write or is practicing the basics, these activities are fun and engaging for preschool and kindergarten age kids. Writing letters Give children non-paper ways to practice writing letters. Draw letters to guess on each other’s backs, on a foggy window, or in sand or dirt. Big muscle …

  3. Writing Activities For Middle School Kids

    Inspire your middle school kid to write with these activities We’ve rounded up writing activities aimed at middle-school age kids to get them to practice writing and to channel their creativity. Try out a writing activity yourself too! Practice your argumentative writing. Read this paragraph about it: In an argumentative essay, the writer takes a stance on a debatable topic. This stance, and the claims …

  4. Writing Activities For Elementary Kids

    Looking for ways to get your elementary student to write more? We’ve compiled a variety of writing activities for elementary-aged children to practice their writing skills within 6 themes including poetry, weather, and space. Prompt your child to try one of these writing activities the next time they are bored or asking to watch more TV. Hopefully it will occupy them for a whole 10 …

  5. What’s A Primary Source vs. A Secondary Source?

    If you’re working on a paper that requires interviews or research, you have most likely been asked to include both a primary and a secondary source. While firsthand accounts of events (like the ones primary sources provide) are important to have, a knowledgeable and unbiased interpretation of that account (this is where your secondary source comes in) can lend credibility to your paper. In most …

  6. How To Ask The Right Questions

    Real talk? Dealing with people can be … exhausting. Of course it can also be beautiful, rewarding, and joyous, but when you’re looking for answers, it can be tiring trying to get a full and complete one. Maybe there’s a master evader in your life (a teenager, perhaps?), or maybe it’s your job to pin down a certain, er, politician, who has a problem with …

  7. Accent Marks: Do We Really Need Them?

    Fancy? Fundamental? Or just plain frustrating to deal with? Accent marks draw a mixed reaction from people.  So, do we really need them? Let’s take a look.  What is an accent mark, anyway? Accent marks are diacritic marks, which are added to a letter or character to set them apart from others and “give it a particular phonetic value, to indicate stress, etc.” That makes sense, …

  8. Writing Activities To Prepare For High School

    Prep for high school by practicing these writing activities Most middle school students aren’t fully prepared for high-school writing assignments. Help your middle-schooler get ready for high-school essays and tests with these engaging activities. Writing narratives Read this article about famous grumps in literature. Write a short story in the Thesaurus.com Writing Tool about navigating our current situation with one of those grumps as the …

  9. How To Write A Murder Mystery

    Writing a murder mystery seems deceptively simple. After all, the ingredients are practically baked in. You’ve got three essential characters: the victim, the murderer, and the detective. And the plot is straightforward: the victim is murdered; the detective finds out who did it. But don’t mistake this simple framing for a lack of complexity. Within this space, there are countless possibilities. Every element—from the setting …

  10. How Not To Write A Work Email: Words To Delete Immediately

    When it comes to writing business letters, there are books, templates, and guidelines galore. Work emails, on the other hand, are a whole new game, relatively speaking. The rules aren’t nearly as rigid, and, in many ways, they’re still being defined. While emails lend themselves to a more casual tone than formal business letters, you do still want to keep your communication professional. This murky …