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...
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...
Reading is the most important thing you can do

Reading is the most important thing you can do

By Teacher Adam At Englist, we get a lot of parents who ask us, “what can my child do to improve?” Or “what can she do to prepare?” Or, “what more could they be doing?” The answer to all of these questions is simple: “Read.” As a matter of fact, what we also tell...
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...
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...
Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Taipei is rife with “test prep” cram schools – the kind of places where students sign up for short terms and lots of sessions in the lead up to the big test. Test prep cram schools cover a range of tests – the SAT, TOEFL and TOEIC, IELTS, GEPT. All of them...