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.)
Writing Dialogue Conversation in Writing!
Something to keep in mind when writing dialogue is to use a new paragraph each time the speaker changes. Dialogue is basically writing down a conversation.
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What is a subject? What is a predicate?
You might have heard of these terms before; however, many people have forgotten or never fully understood the meaning or the use.
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Just Help Me!
Just help me get through the course! I hear this more often than I would like. It isn’t that I don’t want to help – I do. However, just “getting through” a course isn’t the true goal of education.
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Don’t just think - Do!
Sometimes students (and others) get trapped in process. They spend a lot of time researching, talking, meeting in groups, researching some more, planning, coordinating, choosing a title (a possible title), discussing further, thinking about it, dreaming about how good it will be...
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Twenty-three Years and Counting!
I started the business in the fall of 1996 after discussing the idea with my wife, Gay Gennings. While she worked in Real Estate, she had a keen interest in education as well and saw the possibilities.
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Be a Little Crazy – Talk to Yourself!
One of the best ways to retain information, or for that matter to learn it in the first place, is to talk to yourself. Say it out loud.
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Welcome Failure!
Do not be afraid to fail. The goal, of course, is to pass a course, get the job or promotion, or win the game; however, in the process, you might be faced with failure.
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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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