Christopher Columbus Lesson

Gathering Strong Evidence

This is the first of two lessons that teach research and comprehension skills around the topic of the Christopher Columbus. The second will be published in a week. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style. Photo Source: “I’m Christopher Columbus” by Claus Rebler. Licensed […]

Citation Q&A

Introducing EasyBib Citation Q&A

Attention all teachers, educators, and students! It is now easier than ever to ask for help with your citation related questions. There is now an EasyBib Citation Q&A section, giving you direct access to our Citation Expert, Elise! An avid reader, writer, and content editor, she completed numerous courses in […]

Video: Citations for Beginners

Video Lesson: Citations for Beginners

Level: Elementary school, Middle school Length: 3:15 Notes: Citations are in MLA 8th edition   Plagiarism: It’s a tough word for young students to read and understand, but it also comes with some scary consequences. Consequences can include teacher, parent, and/or administrator intervention, a failed grade, and in some cases, […]

Persuasive Essay Tips

How to Write an Amazing Persuasive Essay

The entire point of a persuasive essay is to persuade or convince the reader to agree with your perspective on the topic. In this type of essay, you’re not limited to facts. It’s completely acceptable to include your opinions and back them up with facts, where necessary. Tricks for Writing […]

Argumentative Essay Tips

How to Make Your Argumentative Essay Rock

Are you writing an argumentative essay for school and just don’t feel that it’s as good as it could be? This type of writing can be challenging, since it requires plenty of research, but it can also be quite rewarding. Argumentative writing tends to be balanced in that it acknowledges […]

expository writing example tips

Expository Essays: Tips, Tricks and Topics

Every student has to write an expository essay at least once in their educational career. These are actually fairly simple essays to write, but they do require some serious research skills. Like most academic essays, the expository essay requires formal writing with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Tips for Writing […]