English Review of Transitions

Overview One of the ways to help the reader understand the points made or the direction the argument is going is by the use of transitions.  Transition words and phrases signal illustration, contrast, continuation, or conclusion. Illustration One of the ways to develop an idea is by illustrating examples.  They add more information about a […]

Science Review of Metalloids

Overview Metalloids are elements that have some properties of metals and some of nonmetals.  They are on the periodic table along the dividing line between metals and nonmetals. The most commonly recognized metalloids include the elements boron (B), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), arsenic (As), antimony (Sb), and tellurium (Te). Metalloids Elements are commonly classified as […]

Science Review of the Juno Mission

Overview The Juno probe entered orbit around the planet Jupiter on July 4, 2016.  Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, and the Juno probe will study the magnetic fields of the planet, as well as clues to its origin and composition. The Juno Probe The Juno probe launched in August 2011.  Its […]

Math Review of Graphing Systems of Equations

Overview One of the ways to solve systems of equations is by graphing the equations on the same coordinate plane.  By graphing the equations, it is possible to tell whether they have no solutions in common, one solution in common, or an infinite number of solutions in common. No Solutions in Common These linear equations […]

Math Review of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Overview Parallel lines never intersect when they are graphed on the same plane, while perpendicular lines are lines that intersect at one point at right angles to each other.  Their linear equations have special relationships. Parallel Lines Parallel lines are lines in the same plane that have no points in common.  Suppose that one line […]

English Review of Spelling

Overview Although sounds many sound the same in English, they may be spelled differently.  Therefore, many words that sound similar may be spelled very differently, and any English spelling rule is likely to have exceptions. Same Sound, Different Spelling Many similar sounds are expressed by different combinations of letters.  For example, the long a as […]

English Review of Expressing Numbers

Overview Rules for how numbers are expressed in print depend on the formality of the writing task.  When writing is very formal, such as in a book or essay, numbers are spelled out as words.  In less formal writing or in letters, numbers are often expressed as numerals.  When using a specific style, such as […]