The Hardest Part of Writing is Getting Started

Ecree expands their AI-powered writing support platform to include a new intelligent writing assistant feature that guides students through every step of the writing process. DURHAM, N.C. (March 30, 2020) — Ecree, a writing assistant software for students, launched a new platform feature aimed at guiding students through the entire writing process from blank screen […]

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Navigate Remote Learning like a Pro

School is looking a bit different these days with COVID-19 closures.  Lessons are online in the form of remote learning, distractions at home are everywhere, and teacher support is relatively slow. It’s the nature of things right now and the foreseeable future, but rather than complain, there are ways we can all roll-up our sleeves […]

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Top 5 FAQs when Coronavirus Closes School

Chances are you’ve discussed plans with teachers or received an email from your district superintendent or college president on what to expect when schools close because of coronavirus. While we don’t want to cause panic, we do want to help you feel prepared when you need to stay home. We surveyed students from sixth grade […]

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Ecree Gives Free Access to All Students During COVID-19 School Closures

DURHAM, N.C., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ecree, an AI-powered writing assistant that helps students improve their writing through instant feedback on essay organization, argumentation, use of evidence, and analysis, announced today its decision to provide all students with free and unlimited access to the online writing tool until the end of May. “With the growing […]

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Is using technology for school cheating?

Plagiarism is no joke.  Some studies conclude that more than two-thirds of students will cheat at least once during high school and/or college. As a result, schools are on high alert, spending more time tracking down students taking the plagiarism path. With an increase in student plagiarism, you, the student, are also presented with a […]

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Writing a College Scholarship Essay

The thick envelopes with good news and glossy brochures have started to arrive and you’re ecstatic about landing a spot at that dream school. You have every right to be proud and revel in your accomplishment, but below that joy and excitement is the reality of paying for tuition, living expenses, books, and plan tickets […]

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Master the ACT Essay

The ACT is coming up and getting a good writing score is critical to your college future (as if you didn’t already know that). In general, standardized tests like the ACT have two main writing challenges that you should prepare for: Timed essay Unpredictable question topic When you look at these challenges together, they seem daunting, but […]

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How Teachers Grade my Paper

I’ve graded almost 30,000 essays in my 25 years as a teacher in nearly every subject area. In order to keep my sanity and get through that work, I (and every other teacher) must rely on a defined process. As teachers, we all have similar writing assessment processes, but more often than not these processes […]

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TOEFL Test Prep for Writing

What is the TOEFL Exam? The TOEFL Exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized English test with four parts.  Reading Speaking Listening Writing The test lasts for about three hours and is meant to measure your English comprehension and communication skills. Since writing is the second-longest section of the exam, proactive planning […]

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Benefits of Using AI Writing Software

What do you know about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? It’s a hot topic these days for schools, teachers, and students.  Defined in the most basic sense, AI is technology that does something humans do. Too often we imagine AI as a robot with superior intellect or a computer system that will make humans unnecessary (thanks Hollywood), […]

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