Archive by author: Ron JohnsonReturn

I am an Honours Graduate (with distinction) of the University of Guelph with major areas of study being English & Psychology.

Other Credentials and Related Achievements:
  • Certificate - Teachers Teaching Online MOOC
  • Past treasurer of G.R.A.C.E. (Guelph Regional Association for Continuing Education)
  • Developed and delivered EFL (ESL) program for scientists and technicians at Agri-Food/ Agriculture Canada
  • Tutor since 1996 - individualized programs for students with a wide variety of needs
  • Experienced in working with A+ students as well as those who have been identified
         (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc.)
Comma or Semicolon?
A number of people don’t know when to use a comma versus a semicolon. Of course, the world will not fall apart if you make mistakes in punctuation; however, your writing will become much stronger when these little symbols are used effectively and correctly.
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How Can I Get Perfect Grades?
Many students ask this question. How can I get perfect grades all the time? Forget about perfection. There is no such thing.
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Do You Want to Do Better This Year? Read This!
School has already started or is just around the corner for most students. Maybe not every student is jumping with joy, but here are some tips to help you make the best of your year or semester.
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Locating Your Main Idea
One of my online students asked me to write more about finding or locating one’s main idea when writing a paragraph.
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Educational Changes – Good or Bad?
Of course, I am speaking colloquially. There is no moral good or bad involved. If you have been alive long enough, you have heard of, or experienced, changes in education.
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How Can You Change What You Believe Is Not True?
This is not the clearest question in the world.  It could have a lot of meanings.  To answer this question specifically or accurately, I would need more information.   To answer generally, however, I will look at the question from a couple of angles as if I were talking to a student.
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Is It Not Amazing?
I just finished teaching a series of essay writing lessons to an adult student from Japan, although she was in Australia at the time; and, of course, I am in Canada.
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Remembering the One-Room School
Not my school which was SS#12 Proton.  This is the closest resemblance I could find.  It is SS#10 in Ceylon - a nearby community at the time. Yes, I am THAT old! 
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Wake Up Sleepy Head!
Wake up and enjoy the summer. No really – wake up. Ha ha, I guess you are awake if you are reading this. (Nice pajamas by the way.)
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Easy Peasy Thesis Writing
If you have ever been asked to write an essay, you will have heard of a thesis, but you might still have questions or reservations about writing a strong thesis. What is a thesis in an essay?
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