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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

5 Tips to Helping Your Kids Write Essays

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A big part of education and learning involves writing. Through all levels of education, your child will encounter different forms of writing. As a parent, you know that it's common for kids to express many different ideas at once. But when it comes to putting these thoughts and ideas down on paper, they have trouble. So what will happen when a teacher gives your child an essay with strict deadlines and broad guidelines? Your child may have had experience with other forms of writing such as short stories and rhymes, but composition writing is different. Writing a decent essay is not an easy task. Nevertheless, there are a few things that you can do to help your child. Here are 5 tips that will help you do just that: 1. Become Their Coach Instead of rushing to correct your child’s mistakes, ask them what they feel is most challenging in essay writing. This allows you to understand exactly where the problem lies. By asking your child to give a self-review, you're also

Basic steps in writing academic essays

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image credit: aucegypt.edu Most students find essay writing frustrating, annoying and an overwhelming task.   Just like writing a letter, an essay also consists of three parts which are: introduction, body and conclusion.   More often these compositions are written from an author’s personal point of view which describes, argue, analyze, explain or clarify a certain subject.   Whatever the purpose it will still have the same basic format. Below are basic steps on how to write essays for school children. First step:   Address the topic. Do some researching using the internet, academic databases or the school library.   Take down notes. Second Step:   Collect your thoughts, analyze, define important words and make an outline by using one- line sentences to describe the body’s paragraphs Third Step:   After making an outline, plan the sequence of thoughts to synchronize the essay’s order. Fourth Step:   Start writing your introductory paragraph. Remember that th