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November 2016 Blog Posts (6)

How do you stay motivated?

I am better off when I'm self-motivated. I don't need to tell other people about my goals, I hold myself accountable. But the minute I tell someone else about a plan, I will crawl over broken glass to fulfill my plan. I can disappoint myself, but I'd rather die than disappoint someone else.

I also love earning gold stars. I keep track when I go to the gym, so I can…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on November 17, 2016 at 9:32pm — 3 Comments

How to Create Argumentative Essay Outline Properly?

Argumentative essay is defined as a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate the given topic, collect information, generate and evaluate evidence, in a bid to establish a position on the subject in a concise fashion. It’s the type of work where you have to develop an…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 17, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Ten simple steps to write a great movie review

Movie reviews are a way to tell others what your opinion of a movie is. There are no set ground rules to do this, but there are a few simple steps that can be followed to make the review great. In this article, we will have a brief look at what ten simple steps to…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 13, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

Giving pupils the green light!

 

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

 

As we returned to school this September and undertook the latest exciting chapter on our journey into pupil focused independent learning, I was left wondering why more schools aren’t engaging with this agenda.

 

At a time when Government and OFSTED are telling…

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Added by andy mellor on November 8, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Why most students can’t understand plagiarism?

Plagiarism, the dirty word we all hate to associate with our work, yet very few of us actually understand.

With the commodity of internet available to us 24/7, it is relatively very easy to get information than it was before. While this…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 8, 2016 at 2:38am — No Comments

Can Turnitin detect paraphrasing?

Plagiarism or paraphrasing has always been a threat to the safety of intellectual property and development of one's knowledge and writing skills.

While plagiarism in most cases refers to blind copying someone else's article, paraphrasing usually…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 2, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

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