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The Assignment Book: Your Lifeline to Success

By AcademicAlly | November 8, 2022

“The assignment book has become a contentious
topic of conversation between parents and their students.
Here are some suggestions to ensure you identify the
homework tracking tool that’s best for you.”

Initiation

By AcademicAlly | October 20, 2022

“Initiating an assignment is often more difficult than the assignment itself. Understanding the struggle behind initiation can lead to personal growth and academic success.”

Initiation of Work

By AcademicAlly | October 20, 2022

Initiation of Work: Stuck in Park with Nowhere to Go We all know that familiar dialogue that takes place about homework:  Parent: “Do you have any homework tonight?” Student: “Yeah, I have to write my rough draft for my research paper.” Parent: “Sounds like a big assignment!” Student: “Nah, it’s all good. I got it.”…

Academic Coaching Versus Tutoring: Understanding the Differences

By AcademicAlly | October 13, 2022

When considering the type of help your student would benefit from, there are many options. Two of the most common resources are academic tutors and coaches. While both experts provide academic support, there are some key nuances between the two professions. Academic tutors and coaches both come with educational backgrounds; usually experienced teachers with extensive…

Scary Mistakes Students Make in School

By AcademicAlly | October 5, 2022

Since Halloween is around the corner, we figured it would be helpful to try and decrease the fright of the season by identifying some typical scary mistakes students make in school. Waiting until the last minute: don’t wait until the last minute to get your work done. Procrastination leads to unnecessary stress and disaster. It…