How to Embellish a Sentence

At North Coast Education Services, one common question we receive from parents is how to help their child develop strong writing skills.  “My child’s sentences are so simple and one-dimensional.  There’s no detail.  They don’t know how embellish a sentence.”  Many times these students are working on an upcoming paper, book report, or presentation.  Some students are also struggling with dyslexia …

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Prep for the ACT English Test with Infographics!

The summer ACT test is right around the corner!  If you have signed up for the June 11th test and haven’t opened a book, what are you waiting for?  Your just six weeks away! A. NO CHANGE B. You’re C. You are D. Either B or C (The correct answer is D.) For students who speak English every day, the English test may …

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Effective Studying Techniques | English/Language Arts

Research has shown that cramming is not an effective study strategy.  It can lead to irritability, high levels of anxiety, and increased levels of stress.  Cramming can even lead to a loss of memory — which is probably the reason you decided to cram in the first place! With all of this research out there about cramming, why are so …

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