Writing

  1. Orange background with yellow text crossed out, that says: to whom it may concern

    Other Ways To Say “To Whom It May Concern”

    It’s frustrating to hit a stumbling block right at the beginning. And yet, every time we start to write a letter, we’re faced with a tricky question at the very start—how do we address the recipient? Is it someone we know well (Mom will do just fine for you-know-who)? Is it someone we know professionally? Or—cue the horror music!—is it some unidentified person who’ll be …

  2. How To Write Presentation Slides That Aren’t Boring

    Presentation slideshows. Let’s see … dull, humdrum, mundane, stale, snoozefest—all these words are synonyms for the big one that describes most presentation slides: boring. You know it’s true. No matter how dynamic—energetic, forceful, lively—a speaker, the slides themselves often seem like an obligatory afterthought. They seldom up a speaker’s game and instead drag it down, detracting and distracting along the way … that is, if …

  3. Famous Last Words And The People Who Spoke Them

  4. Famous Writers Share The Teacher Who Changed Their Lives

    There’s a popular bumper sticker that states “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” It’s the kind of sentiment we can get behind at Thesaurus.com. After all, it’s the teachers of the world who help kids learn how to read and write and to use the dictionary and thesaurus too. Thank your teacher With the nation’s 3.2 million teachers adjusting to the new world …

  5. How To Make A Résumé That Stands Out

    Ready for a new job? The first question that always comes up is: how to write a résumé … especially one that stands out? These days, your résumé or your CV (curriculum vit?) serves to introduce you to and can create a first impression (good … or bad) with a potential employer. That means your résumé has to be stunning in order to stand out. …

  6. Crutch Words That Can Ruin Your Sentence

  7. This Free Printable Comic Book Is A Noisy Writing Adventure For Kids

    What’s better than a comic book when you’re a kid? How about a free printable comic book that doubles as a writing prompt for kids? Bam! Sure, reading comic books (and graphic novels for that matter) is a classic kid activity and one that’s expert-approved for helping kids commit to a lifelong love of reading. Look no further than the likes of Captain Underpants, Diary …

  8. What Are The 100 Most Common Words In English?

    The words we’ve compiled here probably look familiar: they are the 100 most frequently written words in the English language. Many of the most frequently used words in English are important, fundamental parts of speech like articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. If those terms sound like gobbledygook to you, or you haven’t heard them since third grade English class, we understand. So we’re going to give …

  9. Writing Activities For Preschool & Kindergarten Kids

    Teach your kids how to write with these helpful activities If your kid is just learning how to write or is practicing the basics, these activities are fun and engaging for preschool and kindergarten age kids. Writing letters Give children non-paper ways to practice writing letters. Draw letters to guess on each other’s backs, on a foggy window, or in sand or dirt. Big muscle …

  10. Writing Activities For Middle School Kids

    Inspire your middle school kid to write with these activities We’ve rounded up writing activities aimed at middle-school age kids to get them to practice writing and to channel their creativity. Try out a writing activity yourself too! Practice your argumentative writing. Read this paragraph about it: In an argumentative essay, the writer takes a stance on a debatable topic. This stance, and the claims …

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