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Paying Someone to Do Your Homework? You Might Not Like the Results

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

At the very least, college should be a place where work isn't a total drag. The statistics suggest otherwise.

It's Going to Be Fine

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Today was one of those days when I find myself reassuring everyone around me that it's going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, I said at l...

Ask Marcy and Jackie: In Conclusion... What?!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Students are not supposed to pull a rabbit out of a hat or mention something entirely new in the last paragraph. The conclusion is a restatement of the thesis -- the claim (opinion on a topic that can be supported with evidence from the text) plus a little analysis.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

Want Better Essays? Ask Narrower Questions

Mark Bemesderfer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Mark Bemesderfer

Anyone who has raised or spent much time with teenagers knows that they can argue. Passionately, effectively, and tirelessly. Yet these same skills seem to abandon many high school students when the topic is not personal but academic.

Dear Marcy and Jackie

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

Co-authored by Jackie Hirtz Each week, Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from element...

What It's Like When You Have To Write An Essay

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.30.2013 | College

You've probably experienced it. Those long nights when there suddenly seems to be endless food to eat, dorm space to clean, Facebook pictures to p...

A Chinese-Jewish Christmas

Write for the Future | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Saru Nanda I am a Hindu who always wanted to trade in her religion during one month of the year: December. I could never resist my adoration of ...

5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Here are five tips to help you get your creative juices flowing, discover good ideas, and put them onto paper for a piece of writing that genuinely stands out in a sea of clichés.

My School Within a School

Write for the Future | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Schnell I refuse to go to the School of Tears and Tutors--that overwhelmingly large school within my school. I have friends in Tears and ...

A Model Education

Write for the Future | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Emily Carter #187. I am #187 in a long line of skin clad black jeans, faces gleaming with sweat and eyes drowned in hopelessness. We are puppets...

My Platonic Conception

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...

Influences that Last

Write for the Future | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Stephan Morse I have a sister who is bubbly and energetic, parents who are both supportive and caring, but one of the two people who has influe...

A Mind That Travels

Write for the Future | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Lynnette A. Dent The bullet pierced my chest. I fell and struggled for life in an Iraqi desert. Blinding sand flew everywhere as soldiers kicked...

My Favorite Cupcake

Write for the Future | Posted 07.27.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Sydney Sykes I invented a cupcake for a student business competition last summer and the creation best describes me: vanilla cake, chocolate f...

Multiple Homelands, Or None At All?

Write for the Future | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Ravi Popat I have been homeless for almost 18 years. Or maybe, I should call it "homeland-less." I am a citizen of France, was born in England,...

Death: Losing a Friend and Learning

Write for the Future | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Chloe Mondesir She was more than a best friend. As an only child, she was the sibling I never had. I lost her on my third day of high school. I ...

Can Divorce Turn Kids into Stronger Adults?

Write for the Future | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Write for the Future

Two Write for the Future College Admissions Essays inadvertently address the question as the writers explore the impacts of their parents' partings....

15 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Right Now

Posted 05.10.2013 | OWN

You should always carry a notebook to capture what most needs remembering so that, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you'll never be without good reading mat...

Finding Common Ground

Veronica Brooks | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Veronica Brooks

Then, we began discussing how we both believed deeply that all children can learn. How we both believed there were ineffective teachers that needed to be removed from classrooms, but how the majority of teachers are good and just need more support and feedback to be even better.

Go Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap!

Gertrude Joseph | Posted 09.02.2012 | Teen
Gertrude Joseph

Have you ever considered using swear words in an actual paper that's graded by a teacher? There is a fine line between using language to be crude and using language to convey passion.

Is Cursive ... Cursed?

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

As more and more things can be done electronically, cursive -- and even printing to some degree -- are going by the wayside. The question is: Is this really a bad thing?