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How to prepare for the TOEFL

How to prepare for the TOEFL

A good TOEFL study plan can do a lot to prepare you for the test. These steps will help you organize an ideal study plan.   TOEFL format and scores Useful resources Practice strategies Tutoring Conclusion TOEFL format and scores Overall, TOEFL scores you on a...

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How to prepare for the IELTS exam

How to prepare for the IELTS exam

By Teacher Jon A good IELTS study plan can do a lot to prepare you for the test. These steps will help you organize an ideal study plan.   Useful resources Ideal study space Understanding the test format Immersion - not over-study Taking mock tests Practicing...

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Reading is the most important thing you can do

Reading is the most important thing you can do

Reading will not only help your student at Englist, but it will help students in their other classes. It improves students’ brains. Reading ensures academic success. And even more than all of that – reading ability is one of the strongest predictors of success in life.

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How to write an essay

How to write an essay

Writing an essay is hard. However, learning how to write an essay is imperative not only for high school, college, and tests, but also for developing your critical thinking and analytical skills. If you are in a rush, this guide will give you the tools you need to write an essay right now. The essay style covered in this guide is perfect for quick, in-class writing or for writing tests like the TOEFL exam.

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The benefits of online education

The benefits of online education

When we began classes online we learned a few things: we were starting class earlier, students had more time, and everything was easier to keep organized.
I asked my class: “Do you guys prefer to come to school or do you want to keep holding class online?”
The answer was clear – online was better. Here’s why they chose to stick with online learning instead of physical classes:

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How to write a Simple Persuasive Essay (SPE)

How to write a Simple Persuasive Essay (SPE)

At Englist, one of our goals is to train students how to write academic essays. Many of our students have never been asked to write an essay before, and those who have tried to write one before probably never learned any type of structure or concrete method for how to do so. Understanding this, we have developed a system that trains new writers. We call it the Simple Persuasive Essay, or SPE, and it is just like it sounds – an easy-to-write persuasive essay.

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Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Students practice until their heads hurt, and as soon as the test is done, they forget most of what it was they were learning. Cram, forget, cram forget. It is how testing works in Taiwan and how it will continue to work. The thing about these methods is that students aren’t actually learning, and this sort of training has very little value.

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What is academic writing and why is it important?

What is academic writing and why is it important?

Academic writing has become an increasingly important part of education as parents and educators realize the value of critical thinking skills and preparing students for college. Still, many students, parents, and even other teachers don’t have a great grasp on this area of learning and why it is so critical.

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Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

This guide will help readers better appreciate the idea of testing, especially in terms of college entrance exams like the SAT, college credit tests like Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, or English proficiency exams like the TOEFL.

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