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Short Story Tips and Tricks

You’ve probably heard this before, but creative writing is just one of those skills that you’re either born with or not. Wrong. Like all skills, writing beautiful prose (or even poetry!) is definitely a skill that can be learned, and even perfected, through practice. Of course, there’s no one ‘correct’ way to go about writing,

College Isn’t Free in Canada, But It Is Affordable

Since college is an optional educational experience for high school graduates, college becomes more of a privilege than a right. Those who can afford it can earn a diploma that gives them a competitive edge in the job market, while those who can’t either have to find jobs with a high school diploma or spend

Grammar Corner: Implicit vs. Explicit

In this edition of Grammar Corner, we discuss some of the most widely used grammar errors in the English language. We don’t just correct you, though; we pinpoint exactly why a particular word/phrase/idiom is used incorrectly, while providing the context for each mistake, and then providing the right word/phrase/idiom. Most of the time, a grammar

Grammar Corner: Canon vs. Cannon

In this edition of Grammar Corner, we discuss some of the most widely used grammar errors in the English language. We don’t just correct you, though; we pinpoint exactly why a particular word/phrase/idiom is used incorrectly, while providing the context for each mistake, and then providing the right word/phrase/idiom. Most of the time, a grammar

It Doesn’t Have to be Homework vs. Extracurricular Activities: You Can Find a Balance

Extracurricular activities does wonders for school-age children, from teaching them new skills and helping them socialize, to developing their passions and providing a constructive outlet for their energy (not to mention act as a stress reliever from school-related stressors). Of course, this isn’t even mentioning that most colleges prefer kids with tons of extracurricular activities

Do Your Homework Faster and Better: Time Management Tips for Students

Homework can be boring and tedious, but it’s still a necessary part of any student’s life. In fact, researchers have found that the right amount of homework can greatly improve a student’s future academic performance, all the way until they reach college. While it might just seem like extra work, homework actually gives you an

Homework Motivational: How to Motivate Yourself to Do Homework

Let’s face it: no one likes to do homework, it cuts into our time with family, friends, and relaxation, not to mention studies that show too much homework can actually be detrimental to learning. Never the less, the appropriate amount of homework has amazing benefits to the learning process of any student, and while it

Grammar Corner: What’s The Difference Between Course and Coarse?

When the English language contains many homonyms, homographs, and homophones, it’s only natural that some people get confused. For example, the words “course” and “coarse” are two words with very different meanings, but because they are homophones (words with different meaning and spelling but similar pronunciation), it’s possible for some people to use the wrong

Grammar Corner: What’s The Difference Between Aid vs. Aide

The words “aid” and “aide” are separated by one letter in terms of spelling, sound the same, and have a meaning that intersects at one point, so it’s easy to understand why some people mix the two up. After all, an aide’s job is to aid, but not all aid comes from an aide. Does

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