Simile vs Metaphor: What's the Difference?

Simile vs Metaphor: What's the Difference?

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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Classroom Grammar: the Trouble with Teaching Tenses

Classroom Grammar: the Trouble with Teaching 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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How Does Dual Coding Improve Learning?

How Does Dual Coding Improve Learning?

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 Write an Effective Essay

How to Write an Effective Essay

As a full-time teaching professor, I estimate I mark close to 900 essays a year across nine intensive marking periods. In every marking period, the same essay writing issues recur. In this article, I want to share with you the 7 biggest things I wish my students knew before they turned up in my college classes.

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Use Think-Pair-Share to Boost Student Engagement

Use Think-Pair-Share to Boost Student Engagement

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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5 Ways to Generate Great Essay Ideas

5 Ways to Generate Great Essay Ideas

Writing an essay is a challenging undertaking. You have to research, take notes, write an outline, and then turn that outline into a rough draft. Finally, you have to edit and refine your rough draft until it becomes a suitable final draft. Of course, before any of this can happen, you need to come up with a great topic. Here are 5 ways in which you can help yourself come up with a great essay idea.

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How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

Want an A+ on your next college essay? We'll help you earn it with these tips.

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How to Write an Introduction for Your Essay or Dissertation

How to Write an Introduction for Your Essay or Dissertation

A good introduction is one of the most important elements of your paper. Academic articles with great introductions gather widespread favor, as do blog posts, articles, essays, and other digital content. The best way to learn how to write a great introduction is by studying those done well. In this article, we examine how to open an academic paper.

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How to Write Your College Admissions Essay

How to Write Your College Admissions Essay

ProWritingAid content manager Hayley Milliman sits down with a college admissions counselor to get a primer on writing your college admissions essay.

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Simple Ways for Effective Peer Editing

Simple Ways for Effective Peer Editing

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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Creative Writing in the Classroom: Start with a Stimulus

Creative Writing in the Classroom: Start with a 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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How to Teach Students to Use Writing for Self-Advocacy

How to Teach Students to Use Writing for Self-Advocacy

Many students avoid writing assignments because they're embarrassed. In this article, you'll learn how to flip the script and teach students to use writing for self-advocacy.

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4 Ways to Help Your Students Love Writing

4 Ways to Help Your Students Love Writing

Do your students hate writing? Mine did, too! These four tips helped me get my students to a place where they loved writing.

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Download Our Free Teacher's Manual Today

Download Our Free Teacher's Manual Today

In this guide, we’ll cover what ProWritingAid is and how you can use it in your classroom to build your students’ skills. You’ll find an overview of the ProWritingAid reports with instructions on how to use them in the classroom, as well as sample exercises that you can use with your students. In the appendix, there’s a worksheet students can use to track their changes during editing, which will help them learn how to improve their writing.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

From interactive whiteboards to educational applications, here are 13 edtech tools for every teacher and student to aid and enhance teaching and learning.

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