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  • Simple and practical ways to develop an introductory paragraph of an essay

    Paragraph, if you will, is the macro building block of an essay, which makes success in composition writing comprehensively dependent on good paragraph development. Introductory paragraph, in particular, is so important because besides being the springboard upon which your readers take off, it also ...
  • Factors that affect performance in SSCE English among Nigerian students

    English Language plays a vital role in the Nigerian education system from primary to higher institutions. It is the official language of the country, and it is used as the medium of instruction. Suffice to say, English proficiency is an essential factor in educational achievement. All secondary scho...
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  • Effective teaching strategies: Towards student-centred learning

    There are various teaching strategies that can enhance learning, but the broad list is mainly divided into teacher-centred and student-centred learning. The former is a teaching method that puts the teacher at the fore of the teaching process. The latter presupposes a teaching method that concentrat...
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  • Some simple steps to conducting academic research

    For many students, writing a research paper can be an intimidating task. Therefore, finding out an effective strategy to develop comprehensive research skills becomes imperative. A list of some strategies has been listed down below to help you start off. You can tweak the steps according to your req...
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  • Will computers make teachers obsolete?

    Teaching has long been seen as a noble profession as teachers are responsible for educating the population. But the role of teachers in the educational system is increasingly being threatened by the day. Technology enthusiasts are claiming that in some years to come, there won’t be a need for ...
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  • Strategies to inculcate reading culture in school children

    Many teachers find it hard to encourage their students to take up a book to read willingly. While school children may participate in reading exercises, it takes a lot of hard work to make them read by themselves without the prompt of an adult. This stems from the fact that most school children don&r...
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  • Effective ways to engage students in learning

    Teachers around the world face the major problem of motivating their students every day to learn new things. Students are easily motivated to learn when they engage actively in the class. Research has shown that when students are actively involved in the learning process, they perform better in thei...
  • 6 effective ways to improve your mentoring skills

    All of us have assumed different roles in our lives and belonging to different strata of life, the most important thing that matters is how best we can communicate and transfer the knowledge we have to others and develop good mentor-mentee relationships. It deprives them of the sleep, putting labori...
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  • Understanding design in educational research

    What is educational research? Educational research is a systematised process of inquiry to solve a problem which is related to teaching and learning or issue of study. After reviewing the literature, selection of research design, the collection of data, an interpretation of information, the report ...
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  • Peer feedback in writing: Problems and prospects

    Many researchers have strongly recommended peer feedback as the crucial step in process writing approach. It refers to the ability of a learner to provide advice on the learning outcomes of peers from the aspects of the level, value, quantity, and quality (Topping, 1998). It can be explained as one ...
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