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Articles by Helly Douglas

Helly Douglas is a UK writer and teacher, specialising in education, children, and parenting. She loves making the complex seem simple through blogs, articles, and curriculum content. You can check out her work at hellydouglas.com or connect on Twitter. When she’s not writing, you will find her in a classroom, being a mum or battling against the wilderness of her garden - the garden is winning!

Which vs That: The Grammar Rules You Need to Know

Which vs That: The Grammar Rules You Need to Know

Which vs That: Do you know which one to use? Find out with this simple guide to using restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. Essential grammar made easy!

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Poetry Techniques: What are Caesura and Enjambment?

Poetry Techniques: What are Caesura and Enjambment?

Exploring poetry techniques: find out how and why poets use caesura and enjambment. This simple guide includes definitions, use, and famous examples from literature.

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What is the Purpose of Caricature? Definition, Use, Examples

What is the Purpose of Caricature? Definition, Use, Examples

Learn everything you need to know about caricature. This comprehensive explanation comes complete with examples and definition. Perfect for writers, students, and educators alike.

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7 Tricks to Improve Your Mailing List Sign-Up Rate

7 Tricks to Improve Your Mailing List Sign-Up Rate

Struggling to get your ideal client signing up to your mailing list? Use these 7 simple tricks to snowball your success rate overnight.

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3 Easy Ways to Correct Double Negatives in Classroom Writing

3 Easy Ways to Correct Double Negatives in Classroom Writing

Does your class use double negatives in their writing? Find out more about common errors and why they cost students marks in exams.

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Simile vs. Metaphor: How to Use Figurative Language

Simile vs. Metaphor: How to Use Figurative Language

Confused by similes and metaphors? Find out the difference, along with common mistakes to avoid when using them in your writing.

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Compliment vs Complement: What is the Difference?

Compliment vs Complement: What is the Difference?

Are you confused by 'compliment' and 'complement'? Don't get caught out by these homophones. Find out which one you need to use in your writing.

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Common Problems with Writing Verb Tenses

Common Problems with Writing Verb Tenses

Getting your class to write consistently in the same verb tense can be a challenge. Find out why they're getting it wrong and learn simple tips to use in your classroom.

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What Is Dual Coding Theory in Teaching?

What Is Dual Coding Theory in Teaching?

Do your students seem to forget everything you tell them? Find out how dual coding can help improve learning in your classroom.

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How to Use Think-Pair-Share in the Classroom

How to Use Think-Pair-Share in the Classroom

Have you tried Think-Pair-Share? It's a simple discussion technique that boosts engagement and understanding. Here's how to use it in your class.

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How to Use Peer Editing to Improve Writing

How to Use Peer Editing to Improve Writing

Peer editing is an effective way to get students improving their writing and reduces your workload. Use these simple tips to embed it in your teaching and promote independent learning.

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How to Use a Creative Writing Stimulus

How to Use a Creative Writing Stimulus

A stimulus can transform creative writing in the classroom. Use these simple ideas to improve writing outcomes and get the excitement back into your lessons.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing an Excellent Research Paper

The Ultimate Guide to Writing an Excellent Research Paper

Don’t let writing a research paper fill you with fear. Whether you are creating a term paper, Master’s thesis, or Doctoral dissertation, treat your paper as an expanded essay and enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate your own thinking about a subject. In this article, we look at how to write a research paper.

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