Video: Citations for Beginners

Video Lesson: Citations for Beginners

Level: Elementary school, Middle school Length: 3:15 Notes: Citations are in MLA 8th edition Looking for more? Click here to see all of our video lessons and infographics.   Plagiarism: It’s a tough word for young students to read and understand, but it also comes with some scary consequences. Consequences […]

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 […]

Future Library

Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between

Chancellor:    “You are obsolete, Mr.Wordsworth!” Mr. Wordsworth:   “A lie.  No man is obsolete!” Chancellor:   “You have no function, Mr.Wordsworth. You’re an anachronism, like a ghost from another time….” –From “The Obsolete Man” episode of the Twilight Zone, written by Rod Serling The above dialogue excerpt is from an episode […]