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5 Rules for Writing Well: C. S. Lewis’s Letter to a Young Writer

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Do you have any favorite authors whose work you rave about to anyone who will listen?

You’ve read all of their books and may have even tried to imitate their style. Wouldn’t you love it if you could converse with them and get their feedback on how you could improve your writing?

In 1956, C. S. Lewis did just that for a young fan.

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Get your free copy of the Study Smarter eBook!

eBook Mock-upYes, scholars!! It’s officially here. I’ve just put the finishing touches on a brand-new eBook, Study Smarter: How to Maximize Your Study Time and Master Any Subject.

You probably noticed that the blog was unusually quiet this past July. That’s because I was busy working on this exciting project, and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

If you enjoy the posts on the blog, you’re going to love this eBook. In this step-by-step 40+ page guide, I have compiled all of the methods, tips, tricks, and strategies that helped me maintain high grades in college, beat procrastination, organize my time efficiently, and work productively.

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Education Videos Writing

The Ultimate Formula for Writing Powerful Thesis Statements

How to Write a Thesis Statement
Special video episode from the Writing Ninjas!

Pop quiz. What’s the most important part of an essay? Answer: The thesis statement. What’s one of the most difficult parts of an essay to write? Answer: The thesis statement.

Well, not anymore. In today’s episode of the new Writing Ninjas video series, I’m sharing a very special how-to formula that will have you writing powerful thesis statements in no time.

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Education Technology Videos

Building a Successful YouTube Channel: Celebrating Over 100,000 Views!

YouTube Grammar Vids for KidsWe recently reached over 100,000 views on our YouTube Channel thanks to all of our loyal followers!

What was our secret to generating so many views?

Really, we can only attribute it to all of our wonderful followers and our mission to continue creating fun, free, high-quality educational videos.

YouTube is a great platform for sharing your message, promoting your blog, and building community.

Here at Inkwell Scholars, we use YouTube to host our educational videos. In this post, I’ll share with you the history of how we got started and began developing our grammar video series, and five steps you can follow to also build a successful YouTube Channel.

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Education Foreign Language

10 Free Foreign Language Learning Resources

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Start Learning A Foreign Language Today.

Looking for a way to boost your brain power? Why not learn a foreign language?

Research from the National Education Association shows that speaking a foreign language enhances knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, sharpens memory, strengthens listening skills, and improves reading comprehension. One study found that students scored significantly higher in math and language arts after one semester of foreign language study 90 minutes per week.

In this post, I’ve compiled 10 of the best free online language learning resources that you can use to kick off your foreign language studies.

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Ask the Readers Education

Discuss: Is Technology Changing How We Learn?

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Technology in the Classroom.
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Today marks the first day of spring classes at the Academy! And we’re kicking off the semester with a special Ask the Readers blog post.

We want to hear from you! What’s your opinion on technology in the classroom?

If you are an educator in a brick and mortar school or even a homeschool, how do you use technology in the classroom? If you are a student, how do you think technology can be used more innovatively?

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Education Technology

5 Free Websites That Teach How To Code Online

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Even your dog is learning how to code. Smart dog.

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Why You Should Learn How To Code

Ever wondered how you could program your own app for a smart phone or tablet computer? Or build an online game? Learning the magic of computer coding is now easier than ever, and it’s an invaluable skill to master.

Nearly every business has an online presence. Knowing how to code will give a boost to your resumé at any job position you apply to in the future. It can also help you if you choose to start your own business.

And, even if you are not particularly interested in the inner workings of technology, coding is a great way to exercise your brain.