What is writing? And why do we write?

What is writing? And why do we write?

When students hear this question, they usually think something like, “boring homework that I have to do because my teacher said so.” In the most superficial sense, this is sort of true, but that’s only part of the picture. If students feel writing is simply a vehicle...
To Kill a Mockingbird and Lit Class in Taiwan

To Kill a Mockingbird and Lit Class in Taiwan

By Teacher Adam I first read To Kill a Mockingbird in 9th grade for English class. I liked it, but I know I didn’t really get it.   I also remember much of my class not getting it. I have read TKAM probably nine times now, both in my role as a teacher and on my own....
How Englist does online learning better than others

How Englist does online learning better than others

With the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan, all schools moved online. This transition was very difficult for some programs, but not for Englist. Englist was positioned extremely well to make this difficult transition because we prepared for this possibility early, our...
The 5 most common mistakes in academic writing

The 5 most common mistakes in academic writing

Academic writing is hard. Students at every level are bound to make a plethora of mistakes. Junior high level writers will struggle to form a coherent thesis statement. Graduate students will get lost in the weeds of an argument and be forced to rewrite pages of dense...
3 common types of academic writing

3 common types of academic writing

Learning how to write an English academic essay well is extremely important for anyone who wants to study abroad or who wants to pursue a degree at a Western university. However, writing well in English isn’t only a means to obtain a higher education degree or to be...
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...