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Pearson, an education assessment service, recently released The Learning Curve 2014. With information gathered by The Economist Intelligence Unit, extensive desk research and interviews with several of the world’s education leaders, the report outlines each nation’s ability to prepare students for the modern workforce.
It usually helps me write by reading – somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.
– Steven Wright
Reading is a new fashion. Again. And it’s cool. We bet, you all can find and cite many statements about how good and useful reading is, how much it can influence a person and his way of thinking, and how awesome it is to sit on your cozy sofa, reading your favorite book and diving (not literally of course) into this imaginary and so wonderful world…
And all such statements are true actually. Many famous writers, singers, politicians, and even movie characters prove the fact of reading’s great influence on people’s mind: if you take a look at their bookshelves, you’ll definitely be surprised. Continue reading
When your teacher gives you an assignment to write a book (novel) critique, the first thing you should do is making sure you understand the specificity of this task clearly. Keep in mind the fact you were asked to write a critique, not a simple review of a novel. What is the difference?
- A book review – a summary of a book. Its purpose is to let readers know what this book is about. When you write a review, you suppose that your readers do not know what the book is about, and you simply write about its plot, mentioning its author.
- A book (novel) critique – an analysis and evaluation of a book. Here you pay less attention to summary and description, as you suppose that your readers know what the book is about. You should criticize the book, giving your own evaluation to it.
Today’s post is short. College is not about studying only. Have some fun
Here’s what we’ve made with Pow Toon:
The assignment: write a dialectic essay on the topic of your choice, it should be about 2 double-spaced typed pages (600 words maximum). Follow the structure and clearly label each section of your essay.
As far as you know, academic essays can be different. Being a student, your task is to understand the difference between all essay types clearly. So, when you are asked to write a dialectic essay, there are several nuances you should keep in mind.
Dialectic essay is a sort of argumentative dialogue or debate, where a writer should make a thesis and use different arguments and counterarguments to prove this thesis’ verity.