Monday December 9, 2013
How many of the stories you love include a wise old person, a wicked person, a plunge into enemy territory, a near brush with death, and a glorious victory? Oh, and a hero!
I'm betting your favorites have all of those elements, in one form or another. That's what makes them so satisfying.
Elements of the hero's journey can be found in every top movie, bestselling novel, children's bedtime story, and successful TV program, including The Simpsons. Why? Because they are elements that represent the human experience. They represent experiences to which every human can relate.
Understanding the elements of the hero's journey makes writing English papers and tests a million times easier. We broke the journey down for you:
Sunday December 8, 2013
We have come to rely heavily on the Internet for information on just about everything, especially now that we walk around with access in our pockets. Most of us, anyway.
But here's the thing. The Internet is not the only place to get information, and it's important to remember that some of what you find there is not accurate.
When you set out to research your next paper, consider some of the resources available to you in 10 Places to Research Papers. I can almost guarantee you that the unique quotes you get from real people, and the photos you take yourself on-site, will set your paper far ahead of the others in class.
More help with research papers:
Saturday December 7, 2013
Have you been dreaming about going back to school? Lots of us do. School opens up a heaven of possibilities. So much to learn! So many things you can do with new knowledge and skills!
But there are considerations.
We've got eight questions you may want to ask yourself before making a decision: Should you go back to school?
If you've already decided, share your decision-making process with us at the end of the article.
Friday December 6, 2013
When we think of learning styles, most of us think "classroom," but learning takes place in lots of other places, including the workplace. Maybe more so in the workplace. Every day of the year.
If you supervise people, your job may be easier if you consider that your employees learn in different ways. Ron Gross discusses the matter in Learning Styles in the Workplace.
I'm interested in your response to this. What has been your experience in this regard?