Most of us can recognize the basic elements of fiction, such as purpose or point of view. But determining an author's tone can be a more difficult task. Here are ways to recognize an author's tone.
A writer who can write effective complex sentences with correctly placed commas is on their way to writing quality paragraphs and essays!
Even the best high school and college students struggle with writing effective sentences. Knowing how to correctly write simple and compound sentences can eliminate confusion over commas---and keep those grades high!
Losing a child is probably the most traumatic experience anyone can go through. I wrote this poem to describe the difficult journey after my infant daughter's death almost forty-three years ago.
No matter how large or small a business---downsizing is difficult for all employees. A business should be aware of the best practices for helping the survivors, those who remain with the company.
Those over 65 may believe their final wills or deeds are legally intact, but our family's experience is that older people can be tricked into giving their most valuable possessions to crafty lawyers.
I believed I was somehow immune to being a victim of crime. All that changed in Nov 2013. I reached out to the local police for help----and found that my sense of security was an illusion.
Having lived most of my life convinced that I was in a safe, secure world, I have recently experienced a rather rude awakening. This hub describes the most recent of the events of the last five months.
A complete ratio analysis of the Disney Company reveals interesting facts about the financial health of this giant corporation.
Readers in middle school or high school or college often find the process of identifying an author's tone to be rather confusing. Following a few simple guidelines can simplify this process.
Several factors have contributed to the success of the Walt Disney Company, and its success is well-known. But the Disney Company also deals effectively with its risks.
The trend in leadership today seems to be to give employees more say in decision-making. Three contingent styles of leadership have led the way toward less autocratic styles of leadership.
Teaching students to comprehend effectively has proven to be challenging for years. An in-depth look at one study on explicit instruction indicates its value in teaching reading comprehension.
Parents and teachers who read aloud to children can help their young listeners improve comprehension and vocabulary if they use research-based strategies before and during the reading aloud process.
The Walt Disney Company is an example of a business that continues to be popular almost one hundred years after its beginning. Its mission statement and vision are behind this giant's success.
Like sharks circling their prey in the ocean, too many attorneys and probate judges are preying on older Americans by declaring them incompetent and then forcing a stranger to be their guardian.
In writing a summary of a speech, you will briefly summarize the main points of the introduction, body, and conclusion. The following summary is for a definition speech defining self-publication.
Decimals, fractions, and word problems---for student who dislike math, they can be intimidating. A simple strategy can make the process less daunting.
With the tough economic times not over, thousands of Americans try to find jobs every day but too often, with no luck. This hub details some real life, concrete solutions that may help your job search.
FOr those who want to make a particular score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), a systematic plan is essential in reaching this goal. These steps worked for me.
Critical thinking strategies are essential for students at all levels. This hub discusses the reasons for teaching critical thinking, lists some crit. thinkin strategies and focuses on fact & opinion.
Brainstorming plays a significant role in the writing of a paragraph or essay. However, this step is often neglected in the urgency to get the paper going. In this hub, I outline several pointers that can serve as guidance for teachers, tutors, or parents who want to help students through this...
Current research in the field of reading shows what teachers and parents have known for years: Reading and writing are connected. A number of studies with students of all ages proves the combining of reading and writing instruction results in better student writing. Teaching these two skills...
The Feist, like any high energy dog, need regular exercise. Owners have several options for making sure their dog has proper exercise. They need, however, to be sure their creative little pets are not able to get into situations that may not be safe.
Most of us enjoy reading information we're interested in. Children of all ages are no different. Therefore, when children read textbooks, especially in subjects for which they have little interest, comprehension difficulties may arise. If parents or tutors guide students through the process of...
The Feist is a lovable energetic dog who is an excellent hunter. Unlike hounds, who bark loudly as they hunt, Feists tend to stalk their prey silently. Although not recognized as a breed by the AKC, the Feist is a unique and active little dog who makes a good pet. Speck, a particular Feist,...
Important: Reading a textbook is different from reading a novel. In textbooks the main idea is almost always at the beginning of the paragraph. Each paragraph has about 3 or 4 major supporting details that describe or explain the main idea. If there's a sentence or two after each major supporting...
I recall watching the "Bear" Bryant Show on Sunday afternoons in the 1970s. Bryant's post game comments reveal a couple of unique qualities about this famous coach.