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...

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

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...
5 great (and 5 overrated) extracurricular activities for college

5 great (and 5 overrated) extracurricular activities for college

The number of factors to think about when considering college are enough to give high school students (and their parents!) serious headaches. Extracurricular activities are no exception. Extracurriculars, as they are often called, are activities outside of normal...
Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

Taking tests is stressful, difficult, and the benefits of testing are questionable at best. Still, students around the world take any number of exams in their classes so their governments can assess their progress, and so they can enter higher levels of academia. For...