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7 Active Reading Strategies for Students

Active reading techniques can help you stay focused and retain more information, but it's a skill that takes work to develop. Here are some …

Essential tips, tricks, and apps to help you learn a language

Fait intéressant: Seulement 17% des Américains parlent plus d'une langue. Yep, according to a survey cited by Forbes, less than one fifth of …

Language Learning

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight.<p>That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin …

Figures of Speech: Definition and Examples

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>The <i>figures of speech</i> are the various rhetorical uses of language that depart from customary construction, …

Language

How to Begin an Essay: 13 Engaging Strategies

An effective introductory paragraph both <i>informs</i> and <i>motivates</i>: it lets readers know what your essay is about and it encourages them to keep …

The 3 Different Learning Styles

Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learning Styles<p>One way to be truly successful in the classroom is to wrap your head around the three different …

Pedagogy

10 Common Themes in Literature

When we refer to the theme of a book, we are talking about a universal idea, lesson, or message that stretches through the entire story. Every book …

Books

How I Became Conversationally Fluent in a Foreign Language in 17 Days

I set up a routine where I did the same things every day.<p><i>How do I quickly and efficiently learn a new language?</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Quora</i><i>, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on</i> <i>Twitter</i><i>,</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, and</i></i> …

Language Learning

'Big Brother' Teaches a Surprising Lesson About Changing Accents

Reality shows are a perfect case study for linguists.<p>If you spend a few months around people who talk differently than you, you might start sounding …

Language

5 DIY Hacks to Have in Your Camera Bag

Close up of a DIY camera wrist strap made from paracord1. Camera strap(s)I stopped using the camera strap that comes with the camera (DSLR) quite …

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …