Category: Schoolwork & Studying

Managing Your Remote Learning Time

By Aaron Golumbfskie & Ryan Warren We’re now several weeks into the school year, and what we’ve been hearing from you is that this semester’s online learning is very different from last year’s. Last spring, schools and teachers were just trying to weather the storm and get to June. This is a new year, however, […]

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Making the Best of Online Learning

There may be less transition time, less time being lectured about discipline issues, or less time waiting (for busses, teachers, and so on). There’s plenty to be said about working efficiently, and we’ll be following up with you every month about ways to be more tactical in your work.

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The Rising Junior: Looking Ahead, Staying Grounded

Junior year is a bit different than high school past. Yes, it is true that this particular year is unlike any other year because we are living through a global pandemic. You saw your summer plans disappear or be reinvented online, and we are not quite sure how the fall back-to-school will unfold. What will […]

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What I Would Miss About Tutoring Online

I’ve intermittently worked with clients online for a decade, and I have previously written about some of the challenges to tutoring online. My view had largely been that online tutoring provided a service that was almost as good as meeting in person … ok, it’s fine, but it’s no genuine replacement. By necessity, I’ve gained […]

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How Do I Start My History Research Paper?

Research papers are a great opportunity to explore your interests or discover new ones. But with so many potential topics to choose from and sources to navigate, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to starting your history research paper. Step One: Pick a […]

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What’s the Secret of the Best Tech Entrepreneurship? Solid Writing

What is the biggest edge that today’s tech titans had over their early competitors? Better writers. Perhaps it was the founder, or maybe the first head of operations. How do I know? The pinnacles of entrepreneurism are reached by those who can tell a better story. Persuasion is key to success. While there are tales […]

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The Key to Doing Real Science? Reading and Writing

As I write this in spring 2020, labs around the world are working hard to understand a particular novel coronavirus. Perhaps when you’re reading this, the discoveries necessary to prevent or treat COVID-19 have been found (may it be true). If so, in your now, surely there is some other pressing problem that has researchers’ […]

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How do I revise my paper? (And do I really have to?)

Giving yourself time to edit your paper is the single most important step you can take to improve your grade. It’s also the step that students are the most likely to skip. I get it. Revising your paper takes time and planning. And, let’s be honest, with everything you’re juggling, you might feel lucky if […]

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How do I add more detail to my paper?

If your teacher tells you that your paper lacks detail, it likely means that you’re making big claims without supporting them through evidence from the text. The good news is that this means you’re probably making arguments in your paper. Now, you just need to make sure you have the evidence to support these arguments.  […]

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