Tag: Writing Skills

Get Ready for University Level Writing!

Summer may sound like a weird time to contemplate the university research paper, but I’d argue that it’s the perfect time. You’re not frantically working to meet a deadline or swamped with other commitments. And waiting to learn about essay writing in university itself brings the added pressure of grades. The learning process can be […]

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Upcoming English Workshops

With school wrapping up for most students and July just around the corner, the writing coaches at Options have been hard at work prepping for our summer workshop series. This July, we’re bringing back two of our most popular English workshops, English 101 and Intro to University Level Writing, to help students prepare for the […]

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A Writing Coach Reflects

Since I started last August as a Writing Coach here at Options, I have certainly learned a lot—how to better teach students to write, how to create instructional materials, and, of course, how to adapt quickly to big changes! As I reflect on the year, I’ve come up with a list of five important things my first year as a Writing Coach has taught me.  I’ve learned… …apostrophes are my favourite grammar rule […]

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Enrich your Learning with these Online Tools

As the school year continues, we wanted to share some learning apps to assist with your virtual learning. Today’s high school students, born in the age of digital technology, are sometimes called the iGeneration, as they have never been without access to smartphones or the internet. Yet the prevalence of programs and apps can make […]

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Write your Way to Success: New Workshops this May

As April turns to May and showers turn to flowers, the Options team has been working hard to bring our clients new and exciting virtual workshops. Whether you want to kickstart your university application writing or hone your reading and writing skills for university next year, we’re here to help! Kickstart to University Application Writing […]

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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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