Cause & Effect Essay: Bullying

Most people know that bullying is wrong. Calling someone names has absolutely no beneficial purpose. Moreover, hitting someone makes a bully feel good in the moment while doing permanent damage to the person being victimized. With the Internet, people now have even more opportunities to bully through cyberbullying. This includes sending crude pictures, posting fake web pages, or tweeting slanderous messages. Cyberbullying has subsequently led to a rise in a completely new kind of bullying. One of the effects of bullying is that it can change the victim’s personality. It can cause people who are normally confident and happy to become self-conscious, shy, and unsure. Additionally, victims of bullying may also become sad or depressed. Their confidence might completely disappear, keeping them from trying new things or trusting people. Once…
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Cause & Effect Essay: Global Warming

Many people moan throughout the winter season. I know I do. I hate shoveling snow and worrying about whether my pipes will freeze. But I understand that snow and cold temperatures are a part of life. But will they be forever? The news about global warming has dire predictions about the future. Global warming is not a scary myth that scientists have made up, but a very real natural condition that is affecting the world more and more each day. Global warming is, in essence, the gradual warming of the earth’s surface. The Earth’s average temperature is slowly rising, causing shorter and milder winter seasons in various countries around the world. But understanding global warming is nearly impossible without also having a base knowledge of another phenomenon: the Greenhouse Effect.…
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Cause & Effect Essay: Standartized tests

Governments like standardized tests. Administering them is an easy way to collect data in a way that is hard to judge and report on. How do you determine a student’s success over time, especially in subjects such as English? Standardized tests, especially those administered at a young age in some countries like Canada, can have plenty of effects that aren’t always predictable or positive. The pressure of standardized tests is incredible, whether it is a grade six PAT (Provincial Achievement Test) in Alberta or an SAT exam in the United States that determines college acceptance. Teachers need their students to perform well, and students often have future goals riding on how well they do. Studying is coupled with stress and parents are often as distressed by the test as their…
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Argumentative Essay: Solution for Bullying

Bullying is a big problem for children and young people that go through it. It knocks their self-esteem and makes them lose their confidence, and can make them dread going to school each day. In extreme cases, young people can become suicidal as a result of bullying, while in other very serious cases, it can get out of hand and lead to the bully murdering their victim. It’s also a huge problem for parents and teachers, because stopping bullying is a hard task and they often don’t know the best ways to go about it. There are three key elements to stopping bullying: educating the bullies, imposing greater sanctions for the bullies, and protecting the victim. The reason that bullies must be educated is that many of them are not…
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Argumentative Essay: All Citizens Should be Required by Law to Vote

Every citizen has the right to vote, yet so many people don’t vote, with the turnout at just 64% for the 2008 presidential election, and voter turnout rates decreasing steadily in most established democracies. There are a number of reasons why people may not vote: a lack of understanding of politics, people being busier, a lack of trust in the government, laziness, not caring or even contentment with how things are. But when people fought so hard to get fair and equal voting rights for all, it should be a legal requirement that every US citizen turns out on election day and votes. For a start, not voting when you have the right to is disrespectful to a lot of people. It disrespects those that fought and struggled for the…
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Analytical Essay: Voting: Is it a Human Right?

The world currently has an “I need” and “I deserve” attitude. For many, the newest I-phone update is a needed and desired product, as is the latest Ford car. So it can be hard to determine what is necessary and what is excess. Are there things in this world that people take for granted that they truly need? And, on the flip side, are there things that people don’t need but feel is their undeniable right? When speaking on the issue of voting, there is an instinctive response that it is a human right, granted from birth for all people. But is that true? The importance of voting has to do with the power it has to influence government decision making. Invented in ancient Athens, democracy came from the words…
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Educational Travel is the Best University

Customarily, we attend school from pre-school on through college consistently learning in a classroom environment. Sure, we may go to recess or have physical education class and possibly be outside for 30 minutes in a day. How often do schools actually travel? Educational travel creates knowledge and understanding in the world we live in. Americans need to have more educational travel experiences. Given this, we won’t be so ignorant in geography. Students learn by reading, seeing, and doing. Students can read about the Statue of Liberty or the White House, but what is better – reading about them or exploring them? Now, I am against government interfering in schools when it spends money on programs proven not to work. However, if there is one program government should spend money on…
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Contributor’s Bio: Maria C.

I graduated with a degree in English language and Literature and got my master’s degree in the social sciences. I’ve always been passionate about writing and currently work as a freelance writer. My articles and book reviews have been published on various websites and education blogs. As a former student, I understand just how difficult and challenging it can be. Most students are in desperate need of guidance and that’s why I am one of co-founders of this educational website. My motto is “Walk with knowledge you’ll never walk alone.”
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Contributor’s Bio: Jennifer G.

I studied education and currently work as a tutor for school-age children. I’ve worked as a volunteer in many different international social projects and as a camp counselor every summer. I also try to get involved in as many activities and volunteer organizations as possible in order to make our world a better place. I’m excited about helping students succeed in their studies and showing them how to face everyday educational challenges. This website is a great opportunity for me to apply my educational skills while helping students.
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Grammar Checker

GrammarBase.com is a very useful site for students who need to clean up their grammar. It is a completely free and thorough service for detecting mistakes with grammar, punctuation, plagiarism, style, and contextual spelling. Their results appear instantly, you don’t have to download extra software, and you can use their services completely online. You can also install their Google Chrome extension, which will grammar check every page you visit in your browser. Likely, frequent online contributors, bloggers, or ESL students might find this extension the most useful. To start using their services, you simply insert you text into their text box and click “start checking.” In a matter of seconds or minutes, depending on text size, your text will reappear with all problematic areas highlighted with their suggested corrections. If…
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