Education and Writing

Writing overlaps with nearly every field and is central to learning. This section covers education, learning writing, reading resources, teaching writing and pursuing a writing-related career. Here you will find resources, articles and more.

Why Young Writers Need to Enjoy Shakespeare
The importance of exposing young writers and students to Shakespeare is made clear.

Grammar and Style
Visit our grammar and style section for resources, advice, articles, links to writing labs, citation generator resources and more.

MFA Creative Writing Programs
Find links to helpful articles and databases that will help you find an MFA program in creative writing.

Journalism Schools
A list of journalism schools and resources.

Writing Scholarships
This section shows you some of the writing scholarships available.

The Lazy Scholar's Guide to Writing A Term Paper
The Lazy Scholar will show you how to create a term paper efficiently and painlessly.

J.K. Rowling Gives Tips for Young Writers
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has some advice for kids who aspire to be writers. A couple of her tips are write what you know and always plan your work. She also says that perseverance is essential.

PEG Writing
Find out more about PEG writing and how it can help students.

Writing Prompts for Kids
Find writing prompts and story starters that can help inspire children to get creative and write.

Acrostic Poems
Acrostic poems spell out words using multiple lines of poetry. They can be a great way to get kids writing poetry and thinking creatively.

Writing Rules: The Ten and A Half Commandments of Writing
Great advice on story writing for beginning and young writers.

Procrastination Memes and Writing Excuses
This article will tell you about some of the common procrastination memes and excuses students and writers use to avoid writing.

Step Up to Writing
Step Up to Writing is an instructional program designed to help students learn to write better sentences and paragraphs.

William Shakespeare
Visit our Shakespeare section for articles, resources, quotes and more about the famous Bard.

Essay Writing: Overcoming a Student's Nightmare
learn techniques and tips for writing an essay including choosing a topic, outlines, thesis statements and more.

Cursive Writing
Cursive writing could become a lost art. Find resources to help keep it alive.

Scholastic Book Wizard
Scholastic's Book Wizard makes it easy to find books by genre, reading level, grade and more.

Reading Counts
Reading Counts is a technology-based reading program for K-12 students containing thousands of book quizzes.

Reading A-Z
Reading A-Z provides books, reading resources and tools for teachers.

Reading Plus
Reading Plus is a reading program designed to help kids become lifelong readers.

Spelling City
Spelling City is a game-based educational program that helps children build their vocabulary.

Proofreading Tips and Exercises
These tips and exercises can help you become a better proofreader.

Education Writing Resources
A list of education writing resources.