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How to Write a Perfect Paper On Short Notice

If you want to write an excellent paper on short notice you need to allocate enough time to this task. You will have to rewrite and subtract an essay several times, try a few approaches and make sure that every sentence reveals your idea as much as possible. Here are some tips on how to write an essay in a day, that might help you in this difficult matter.

1. Keep a notebook with you and write down all the interesting thoughts that come to your mind. Do not suffer in search of the original topic – just record your observations. Very soon, you will notice that you have accumulated enough material.

2. Before writing, decide which points you would like to cover in your essay. Relate them to the questions and materials that you have collected earlier. This way, you will know exactly what to talk about in your paper, and this will help to structure your work.

3. Good skills are accumulated just after constant practice. The most skillful writers advice just to start writing. It doesn’t matter where you start: just do not stop and don’t worry about the style and spelling mistakes. You should concentrate on your own thoughts, and then you will see the possible structure of your future creation.

If you are writing your term papers on a computer, it will be easy to swap or change the position of the parts of the text to see how it will be better. But if you like to write by hand, you should leave some space between different ideas in order to have some spots to add new information if something comes to mind.

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4. If you want to write an essay by yourself, you should start with the outline. It will save some time for writing an essay.  After having composed an outline, start writing an introduction. Bring the reader to the essence of the essay. A good first sentence should capture the reader’s attention, but if you do not continue to develop the thought, they will stop reading. After the first sentence, one or two more phrases should follow, which will logically link the first sentence and the main text. Usually, these sentences serve as a continuation of the first phrase and expand the context.

5. Then you should work on the main part of the essay. Here you should write the arguments (ideas). Use some examples, divide different points of view logically by making paragraphs. In this part, you should think about the main structure of the essay.

6. Therefore, you should finish your work with a reasonable conclusion. It should summarize the ideas expressed. Here, it is necessary to answer the question formulated in the essay topic. Or, depending on the topic, indicate the prospects or consequences of the problem under consideration. Don’t write unnecessary information, don’t waste your time for it. Also, in this section, you can formulate related topics worthy of further reflection and express personal views – if they are required by the arguments that you have cited earlier.

7. It is very important to re-read the work several times, even if you don’t have to correct a lot. If you feel that you are tired, read the text to somebody (relatives or friends). “Calling a friend” allows you to identify a significant percentage of poorly constructed sentences as well as a lot of grammatical and logical errors.

Now you can see how well-structured planning can help you to write a good-quality essay on short notice. The most important thing is to think of a general idea and to make a couple of basic sketches on which you build your arguments in the main part. In such a way, you will see the overall picture of your essay and come up with the most appropriate introduction and conclusion. We hope that this article will help you to cope with your task on short notice, and in case of failure, you can always use the service of buying finished work.

Test Anxiety – What to do?

If you have children in school or away at college, you know how difficult their life can be at times. The stresses related to the education system are numerous, but one of the hardest things to deal with is the anxiety before an important test. The following are some tips you can give to your children to help them cope with and overcome test anxiety.

Proper Time Management

Planning, time management and information management skills are excellent ways of improving test scores and boosting confidence. Waiting to study the night before the day of the test is stressful and it’s harder to retain all of the information in such a short amount of time.  You should be reviewing materials for several days(!) leading up to the test.  You should spread out the study sessions rather than procrastinating will make it much easier to retain information.  These are all core Maximum Education tenets.

Relieving Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can make it difficult to do well on a test, as well as make it harder to concentrate while studying. You try these simple and easy techniques right away:

  • Practice deep breathing exercises– Deep breathing is a great way to fight back against anxious thoughts and clear your mind.  Just take 5 or 10 long breaths focusing on the exhale.  Count . 4 in and 6 out… 
  • Take breaks in between study sessions– Advise your children to take breaks from studying whenever they’re feeling overwhelmed. If they do something they enjoy such as listening to music, taking a walk or grabbing a snack they will be more likely to return to studying in a calmer state of mind.
  • Getting more sleep– Sleep plays a major role in regulating stress and anxiety levels. Advise your children to get at least eight hours of sleep each night, especially on the night before the test. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on the brain, causing your memory to work at decreased levels.

Contact Make The Grade

If your children are struggling with test anxiety and their grades are slipping, contact Make The Grade. We offer educational consulting and tutoring services at an affordable rate. mAke the grAde offers tutoring both live in our office or virtually using an internet based classroom, so we can help you wherever you’re located all over the world. We teach valuable skills such as time management and information management so your children can be set up for success. 

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Has your to-do list ever been so long that you felt physically drained at the thought of everything that needed to be done?

Do you feel like there’s never enough time to rest? There’s always more you should be doing?

Students are averaging more than three hours of homework per night – & most do not find this homework engaging.

Students who are overloaded with information experience higher levels of stress and more physical problems like sweating, headaches, exhaustion, stomach problems, and/or sleeping difficulties.

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Is tutoring the right choice for your child and your family?

When your child struggles to master academic concepts it leads to frustration for the student and the parents. This disconnect is concerning on many levels.  The students often lack confidence when they are unable to make the needed connections to the material that they are learning.  Students also have an inability to communicate their frustrations.  Parents feel like they are unable to help their children to succeed.  This situation generally will get progressively more and more serious if it is not addressed promptly.  Many families find that having the student meet with a professional tutor helps to put their children back on track.

Development of foundational academic skills – regardless of the subject –  is critical at every stage of learning.  Deficiencies in math or reading or organizational skills at an early stages of education, for example, will invariably lead to greater challenges in the academic process.  It is important to learn and master these skills at the time they are first presented to the student.

Unfortunately it is difficult for a child to know when they are skill deficient and it is also difficult for the parent to recognize and assess the appropriate levels of competency.  This is why professional support, like tutoring, or a consultation with an educational professional is so important at all levels of your child’s education.  A simple evaluation can determine areas of need and enable the tutor to make recommendations for remediation.

Further, in reality, and often because they want to please us as parents, children are reluctant to communicate their struggles and their frustrations..  An educational professional, like a tutor, can create a ’safe place’ for the student to candidly discuss their issues and how these issues are affecting their ability to learn and to succeed with their academics. More importantly, the tutor is capable of doing a proper evaluation of the student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Fortunately, with the beginning of a new academic school year, there is a fresh start and this is the typically a great time to introduce new ideas, new concepts and tutoring to your homeschooler.   The time with the tutor may be spent reinforcing areas in which they might need some help academically (math, reading, science, writing, etc) which will enable them to keep them moving forward academically and the time may also provide structure for time management, or information management for course material and also to help them maintain their confidence throughout the school year.

And finally, If your child has been diagnosed with a learning issue (ADHD, dyslexia, etc), they often have to work harder to stay on track and they require a structure that is very important for their success.  A tutor experienced in working with and teaching children with learning disabilities is skilled in teaching children and in presenting information with strategies that are more effective and that are easier for your child to understand.  This results in increased efficiency in the educational process and it also can make make learning more enjoyable for the child, and for the parents.

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Studying for success – Part 4:
Preparing for high-stakes tests

#4 in a 4 part series for the Education Review – the leading source of educational resources for teachers and administrators in Australia.

With HSC exams quickly approaching in NSW, it’s timely to refresh our knowledge of how to prepare for high-stakes tests – in many ways, they can set the foundation for the rest of our professional lives.

In his final installment of the Studying for Success series, Dr Steven Greene explains the importance of high-stakes tests and some strategies to effectively prepare for them.

These strategies include rigorous planning, identifying your strengths and weaknesses and practising tests beforehand.

More on Dr Greene’s expertise on studying for success can be found here.


On Sept 11, 2019, Dr Greene was interviewed by Luke Cuccurullo, founder and

 head man at Currurullo Conversations.  Luke interviews people who pursue their passion in business and life.  Reach Luke on instagram @lukecukes and find more interviews at

Steven Greene – The Success Doctor – is an author, educator, and founder of Make the Grade, a tutoring/education/training company. A lifelong educator, Dr. Greene holds teach

ing certification in comprehensive science and has taught math and science at the middle school, high school (public and independent) and university level.

Over the past 23 years, Steven has worked with over 11,000 students and their families. He has also worked with entrepreneurs where he helped them achieve personal success and assisted them in reaching their personal goals.



In episode two of ‘studying for success’ Dr Steven Greene introduces us to the fundamentals of managing information properly – from file storage, USB storage and interesting graphic organisers to colour-coded topic sections. These techniques will make organisation a cinch!

Listen to the podcast here:

Education Review is an Australian based podcast which provides teachers, students and other educational professionals with resources, ideas and support.   Dr Greene was asked to provide a 4 part series focusing on study methods and techniques based on concepts from Maximum Education.

This is episode 1 of 4 which presents time management ideas .

Dr Steven Greene is an author, educator, and founder of mAke the grAde, a tutoring, education and training company. His book, Maximum Education, is an Amazon bestseller and he specialises in equipping students with the right skills and habits to achieve success in education. In episode one of a four-part series on studying for success, Dr Greene provides some great tips you can share with your students.

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Dr Steven Greene was recently featured on the Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast.  This popular podcast is hosted by Dr. Steven Miletto Ed.D. who has been an educator in Georgia for 32 years. He has served public school families as a history teacher, (in fact a teacher of the year!), assistant principal, and high school principal. In 2009, he was the Georgia Principal of the Year and a finalist for NASSP/MetLife National Principal of the Year in 2010. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency).  Here is Dr Miletto’s full bio.  Here is the link to my podcast: Teaching Learning Leading K12, and his ‘social’ links:

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Steven Greene – The Success Doctor – is an author, educator, and founder of Make the Grade, a tutoring/education/training company. A lifelong educator, Dr. Greene holds teaching certification in comprehensive science and has taught math and science at the middle school, high school (public and independent) and university level.

Over the past 23 years, Steven has worked with over 11,000 students and their families. He has also worked with entrepreneurs where he helped them achieve personal success and assisted them in reaching their personal goals.

Make The Grade provides individualized support for students and their families and specializes in all areas of math, science, and test preparation (SAT/ACT). His program also assists with the college admissions process, study skills, and time management.

In addition, Steven is the author of the book, “Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Reaching Your Academic Goals.”

His personal interests include music (playing the guitar and piano and composing original music) as well as martial arts where he is earning a black belt in tae kwon do.

Dr. Greene continues to work with students full time, face to face, in his office, and all over the US and internationally using an online-based classroom.

If you are a high school junior – it’s GO TIME for test prep.

The best way to prep for an SAT or ACT is to become familiar with the test(s) and identify your areas of strength and weaknesses and then create plan to address your areas of need and to take advantage of your strengths.

A complete prep plan – for both the SAT and ACT – will include:

  • Test taking strategies for all content
  • Pacing Drills
  • Hands on practice (and LOTS of it!)
  • Remediation on academic areas (particularly in Math)
  • Feedback to you the student, and parents / family

Your mAke the grAde test prep plan includes:

  • Assessment of areas of need
  • A complete diagnostic test(s)
  • A plan based on your areas of need and your timetable and your goals
  • Specific instruction for each area of the test for both SAT and ACT including Reading, Language and Math (SAT) and / or English, Math, Reading and Science (ACT)
  • Prep for the Essay
  • Abundant practice testing and hands on test experience

You will want to allow for 6-12 weeks to prepare for a SAT or ACT exam.

Contact mAke the grAde at to learn more and to get started.

Here are your important test dates.

                              2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes 
Dec 03, 2016


Nov 03, 2016Nov 15, 2016Nov 22, 2016
Jan 21, 2017


Dec 21, 2016Jan 03, 2017Jan 10, 2017
Mar 11, 2017


SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date
Feb 10, 2017Feb 21, 2017Feb 28, 2017
May 06, 2017


Apr 07, 2017Apr 18, 2017Apr 25, 2017
Jun 03, 2017


May 09, 2017May 16, 2017May 24, 2017
ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
ACT Test DateRegistration DeadlineACT Scores Available
December 10, 2016Nov. 4, 2016Dec. 20, 2016
February 11, 2017Jan. 13, 2017Feb. 22, 2017
April 8, 2017Mar. 3, 2017Apr. 18, 2017
June 10, 2017May 5, 2017Jun. 20, 2017