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Families or Family’s: When to Show Possession or Pluralize

The English language can be confusing. Some words might sound the same, while they are spelled differently, and some words are spelled the same and yet have different meanings. If you are confused about how to pluralize the word “family,” or whether or not you should add an apostrophe, you aren’t alone.   The word families …

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Children’s or Childrens’: Understanding Proper Usage of the Possessive Noun

Some people get confused about whether to use children’s or childrens’. Many people wonder where the apostrophe should go and if the letter “s” should come after children. Use “children’s” as the correct way to form the possessive word for children when something belongs to, is possessed, or is controlled by children collectively as in …

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Masters Students or Master’s Student

There are few places where it is more important to know how to use vocabulary and grammar than academia. This is especially true when referencing prestigious graduate programs, such as master’s degrees. So, is the proper term Masters Student or Master’s Student? Master’s Student is the proper way to reference the term. It denotes enrollment …

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How Post-Secondary Education Sets Up Students for Success

Students entering their junior year should consider what is going to come next after their diploma. For many, it will be post-secondary education What is post-secondary education? Post-secondary education is a path to higher learning through colleges, universities, institutes of technology, academies, vocational or trade schools, or seminaries. It is the education adults pursue to …

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How Student Engagement Lost Its Luster and Became a Buzzword

Student engagement is a concept that has been embraced by educators as a reliable indicator of student success. In theory, it offers to measure the degree to which a student interacts with the educational environment and the content that seeks to enlighten them.  In practice, it has become muddled and misunderstood. Now, it is more …

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