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Essays & Research Papers
Plagiarism: Is there literary theft in your homeschool?
You sit down to grade your teen's latest essay. As you read, it occurs to you that the information seems familiar—so familiar, in fact, that you recognize it as the text from an online article you yourself printed out as a suggested resource. When you look up the...
How to Teach the 5-Paragraph Essay in Your Homeschool
Teach the 5-paragraph essay in your homeschool by familiarizing teens with a formula for successful essay writing.
12 ways to use technology to teach writing to tech-savvy teens
Purposefully use positive elements of technology and the digital world to engage your teens’ writing.
High school research writing: Writing and revising
Part 3 looks at note-taking, outlining, writing, and revising the research paper.
High school research writing: Topic and audience
Before writing a research paper, narrow the topic and choose your audience.
High school research writing: Getting started
Tips to learn the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW of high school research writing
Essay writing: Developing a strong thesis statement
A strong thesis statement is an argument that will define, guide, and set the tone for an essay.
3 reasons teens should read before writing
When high school students read before writing, it helps them prepare to write essays and reports.
How to write a standout college application essay
A standout college application essay includes a strong thesis statement and concrete, vivid vocabulary.
College prep: Is writing on track?
Prepare your student for college by teaching and overseeing the lessons and adhering to deadlines.
More tips for stronger papers
With a few focused efforts, your teen’s essays and research papers will rise to the challenge.
4 tips for stronger papers
These tips for stronger essays and research papers will save hours of red-penciling later on!
Teaching timed writing: Beyond the SAT
Even if you opt out of the essay portion of the SAT, timed writing is a vital skill for college-bound teens.
6 skills needed for timed essays on college entrance exams
See how well WriteShop II essay assignments dovetail with SAT and ACT writing expectations.