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More Punctuation Rules to Follow

Here are some more rules of punctuation you should follow on your writing assignments.

Using Semicolons

A semicolon is a period atop a comma for a reason- they are just short of a full stop. Use a semicolon to connect two complete sentences you want to join...

Grammar Help: The Comma

We have focused on punctuation rules this month, and one mark in particular deserves a post of its own- the comma. Here are the rules for correct usage of our curly friend.

Using Commas in Lists

Use a comma to separate three or more elements in a series. Be sure to include...
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Composition Help: Punctuation

Here are a few punctuation rules you can use to improve your writing.

Using Ellipses

An ellipsis (pl. ellipses) is that series of three dots you sometimes see when reading. Use ellipses to represent omission from a quotation. For example, if the complete sentence is:...

Education vs Entertainment

Many parents have a certain tradeoff policy in place for their kids when it comes to keeping a certain balance between education and entertainment. Children may have to complete their home work, work on projects, help with house work, etc. before they get to see the...


Words You Can Avoid Misusing

Check out the mnemonic devices we have for helping to remember how to spell these words correctly. If you have better suggestions, we would love to hear them. Use whatever works best for you.

Disburse vs Disperse

"Disburse" means to distribute money while to...

Formulas You Will Want to Memorize

Since math builds upon knowledge you have gained before, you will want to make sure that you have memorized some formulas and operations. Here is a list of a few you should commit to memory.


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Clear Up Your Writing by Avoiding These Mistakes

These common mistakes will make your writing sound unprofessional, confusing, or worse. Make sure to avoid them in your writing assignments.
  1. Very, really, quite (and other intensifiers) Mark Twain suggested replacing these words with expletives...

How to Help Your Child Focus

With so many distractions these days, children are great multitaskers. Unfortunately, sometimes they have to sit down and focus. It can be hard. Here are some steps you can take to help keep your child focused on homework.

Get Active!

If your child is full of energy,...

Help with Composing an Essay

Think of an essay like a sandwich- you need all the parts or it is not a whole. If you had a sandwich with only one slice of bread, it would fall apart. Similarly for an essay. Here are the parts that make up a complete essay and what you should put in each section....


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