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Here’s How to Read (and Learn to Love!) Poetry

Students often tell me that they don’t like poetry. This seems to be a common attitude among high school students, and I can’t blame them. When I was in high school, I might have said the same thing. However, I find that following a few steps when approaching a new poem consistently helps students understand (and even enjoy!) poetry.   1. Read […]

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Listen Up: Here’s How to Use the Colon in your Writing

If there’s any punctuation mark I tend to evangelize about, it’s the colon. Colons are versatile tools, but I’ve noticed that few students use them. Most people know they have something to do with lists, but colons can do so much more. Here’s a brief guide to those two enigmatic dots. A colon can be […]

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What Team Options Is Reading this Holiday Season

It’s December! While we know this is a very busy time, we want to remind everyone to make some time to relax. Read on for our team’s recommendations of what to read, whether you’re huddled under a blanket or spending your break lounging in a hammock at the beach. Enjoy! […]

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Campus Visit: SFU

Last week, on a sunny afternoon, I drove up to Simon Fraser University (SFU) Burnaby for a campus tour. After parking, I followed an impressively detailed set of directions (sent by SFU Student Services) through the maze of construction to our meeting point. There I met the other guests on the tour – from the US, […]

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Meet our Newest Consultant, Alyssa Morris!

We are excited for our clients to meet our newest educational consultant, Alyssa Morris! Over the past four years, Alyssa has worked as a writing coach and now, as an educational consultant at Options Solutions. As a writing coach, she has empowered students with the knowledge of how to develop and enhance their writing. She believes […]

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Meet our Newest Writing Coach, Megan Holec!

We are excited for our clients to meet our newest writing coach, Megan Holec! Megan holds a Masters in English Language and Literature, and her BA in Honours English Literature from UBC. As a first-year English course TA, Megan taught discussion-format classes every week, provided her students with writing feedback, and worked closely with her students […]

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Want to experience a week of business education with a group of like-minded peers?

We’ve partnered with YELL (Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad) to bring a summer boot camp to students who want to learn about the tools and exercises entrepreneurs use to turn their vision into reality. Our first session was such a fun, interactive week that one student said: “I loved the environment of this course – entertaining, […]

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