Don’t be a Statistic; Learn to Write Well

Don’t be a Statistic; Learn to Write Well

It’s very easy for teachers and professors to complain about “kids these days” who seemingly can’t write or look up from their phones. It’s easy to shake our proverbial canes at the younger generation and bemoan their lack of skills. But there’s more to it than that. Research suggests that students aren’t learning how to…

4 common types of essays you (really) need to know

4 common types of essays you (really) need to know

A good place to start thinking about essays is to better understand the types of essays that most of your assignments in high-school, and college or university will fit into. The following are the four main categories of essays that are generally the norm in academia (thank you, Purdue Online Writing Lab) and most essays…

Find Out Why 81% of Students Find EssayJack ‘helpful’!!!

Find Out Why 81% of Students Find EssayJack ‘helpful’!!!

EssayJack is an educational company where lifelong learning is part of everything we do. We are big nerds at heart, and we want to help students become better at what they do. And, do you know what? It seems like you think that we’re delivering on that promise to be “helpful.” How do we know? You…

Taking the Stress Out of Essay Writing

Taking the Stress Out of Essay Writing

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writing is stressful. It doesn’t matter if you are a novelist, a blogger, or a student who has to write essays for school. Writing causes all kinds of anxiety. This writing tension is even worse when it is added to the pressure students feel to perform well, be…

Did You Know Students Who Use EssayJack See Their Grades Improve?

Did You Know Students Who Use EssayJack See Their Grades Improve?

Q: What do students want when they are faced with a writing assignment? A: To get the best grade possible and not feel stressed and/or stupid along the way. Unfortunately, often the process of writing for school is laden with stress and anxiety, because students worry about their grades, worry that they’re not delivering what…

PEE: The secret to writing a good paragraph

PEE: The secret to writing a good paragraph

Some jurisdictions refer to paragraphing in schools as having the P-E-E or P-E-A structure. These refer to Point-Evidence-Explanation or Point-Evidence-Analysis. In my teaching, I used to call this structure the Point-Proof-Explanation style.   Regardless of what you want to call it – a rose by another name would smell as sweet – this structure is extremely helpful if you…