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I was recently privileged to come across this compilation of research into computerized tutoring, an article called "The Feeling of Learning," written by Annie Murphy Paul, on her information-packed blog about learning ( It demonstrates, in measurable ways, how learning is the result of an intricate emotional dance between teacher and learner. Moreover, it... read more


The most important academic skill a student can learn and possess is the ability to read. Even math skills depend upon reading skills. We may say something is as "easy as ABC," but in fact, reading is one of the most complicated activities our brain can manage -- it connects symbols to sounds, words to memories, known patterns to predictions and inferences, and so on. Yet few students... read more


I view the conclusion not as a time to restate what you've already said but rather as your last chance to convince your reader of the value of your point of view. By high school, students should be taught to use the conclusion to their advantage. People reading your essay about why it's wrong...