164 English Tutorials

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Sports Figures in American History: LeBron’s Social Legacy

This article looks at history in the making as Lebron James confronts social injustice and inequality in America.

Six syllable types

English words can generally be divided into six syllable types. Teaching children the six syllable types can be a powerful tool to help them tackle new, longer words with confidence. A syllable is a speech utterance characterized by one vowel sound. Below are the six syllable types with a brief description and examples. 1. Closed…

The Power of Pressure Groups: Spotlight on the National Rifle Association

A “pressure group” is an organization with a special interest or agenda that actively seeks to influence government policy or legislation. A pressure group is usually non-profit and achieves its legislative objectives through lobbying Congress, staging protests, or organizing boycotts.

How to Argue Better: The Rhetorical Situation

The art of effective arguing is lost on most folks these days, but you don’t have to be one of them wandering in the dark. With an understanding of Mr. Bitzer’s “Rhetorical Situation” you’ll have one more tool to help you craft better arguments and write better essays.

The History of Jazz Music

Jazz music is regarded as America’s only original art form. Other fine and performing art forms such as painting, sculpture, and ballet have their roots in Europe. Jazz is a blend of ragtime, blues and classical music.

They’re over There, and Their Grammar, I swear!

Do YOU know the difference between they’re, their, and there, and whether these homophones are used correctly in written communication? It may seem like a silly question, but when I open a letter, a document, or even a newspaper, I often find the misuse of these three simple words, words that sound the same, but…

The writing prompt: STAAR-English I

The first stumbling block a student encounters in the written composition section of the English I STAAR test is the prompt. The prompt appears so general, but is in fact quite specific. Without a proper understanding of what is asked for, students often come up short on this section of the test. A box containing…

Historiography (The Study of How People Study History)

Historiography is the study of the study of history. In a clearer sense, it is the study of how people study history. Throughout the study of history, there are factors which can affect the reliability of that source. As is said, to the history goes the victors. As such, most of the ‘mainstream’ history is…

The Russian Tsars: Ivan IV

Ivan the forth or better known as Ivan the Terrible was the first self-acclaimed Tsar (Czar) of Russia. The son of Vasili III, Ivan the Terrible lost his father when he was three, his father died from blood poisoning, his mother,Elena Glinskaya, died when he was 8,she also died by poisoning. The deaths of his…

Literary Devices: Similes and Metaphors

Literary Devices can be used in many different ways and are often used when an author wants to stress the importance of something. Today’s topic is going to be on Similes and Metaphors. Both are comparisons but where they differ is the key to to understanding them! A simile is a comparison using the words…