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Writing a Book Report

A book report should contain a factual summary of the book along with your reactions to the book. Your teacher may have specific requirements about what you must include in a book report. Your teacher may even provide you with a specific form to use. In any event, here is what a good book report should contain.  
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Admission Essay

Many colleges and universities require a college admission essay as part of their admission application. Writing this essay is an opportunity for you to stand out among the applicants and to prove you're a deserving candidate. Here are some things you should keep in mind as you write your essay.
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Free teaching tip The more your students write, the more they will learn. Many students resist writing. Try to vary the types of writing you have your students do to break down their resistance. Here are some types of writing you can have your students do. ... Another free teaching tip The chalkboard is an important teaching tool. Here are some guidelines you should follow when using this tool. ...
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Free Study Tip Don't study when you're not feeling well because you can't keep you mind on your work. Go back to it when you're feeling better.
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Jacksonville, FL
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Another free Study Tip When you have a big test such as an exam, have someone make up some questions for you that might be on the test. I had my grandma ask me questions about my history and i do struggle in History and I got an A- on my test.
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Student, 9th Grade
Whittemore, Michigan, USA
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors When you are reading your text, it is important to use context to identify words and gain full meaning.
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ESOL 160
Portland, Oregon
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