Back to School Tips, Part 2: Use a Timer for Homework Blocks

As a writer, a teacher, and a student, I have found that using a timer can help me break up my work into manageable chunks. Do I have a chapter to write? It’s best if I use a timer for 45 minutes, take a break, then go again. I can usually finish a chapter inContinue reading “Back to School Tips, Part 2: Use a Timer for Homework Blocks”

Back to School Tips Part 1: Attitude and A New Schedule!

It’s time to go back to school! Whether teachers and students are homeschooling, going to public or private school, or heading to college classes for the first, second, or fourth time, it’s time for us to gear up our study habits. What kind of “gear” do we need to study? First, we need a “studyContinue reading “Back to School Tips Part 1: Attitude and A New Schedule!”

Understanding and Creating Similes

Similes are a type of figurative language. Figurative language works to convey complicated meaning, clarity, vivid writing, and evocative comparisons. There are many types of figurative language including: onomatopoeia, synecdoche, personification, hyperbole, metaphor, and simile. Similes are comparisons using the words like or as to create an interesting connective spark in the reader’s or listener’sContinue reading “Understanding and Creating Similes”