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  • Noodle Podcast of the Month: The Allusionist (February 2016)

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of options available to you. The Noodle Podcast of the Month series reports on standouts from this crowded field. This month, embark on some “small adventures in language” with The Allusionist, our pick for February 2016.

  • James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Is One of the Strangest Books of All Time

    Finnegans Wake — with its multilingual puns, geometric diagrams, and hundred-letter words — isn't your average novel. Learn more about James Joyce's last book.

  • Want to Teach English Abroad? Pack a CELTA.

    Teaching English to students in another country is an amazing and enriching career opportunity, but it’s not without its obstacles, one of which may be a proper credential. Learn everything you need to know about the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, also known as the CELTA.

  • 6 Things You Should Know If You Want to Teach English Abroad

    Teaching English abroad requires a unique set of skills — openness to new cultures and ideas, charisma, and an exceptional understanding of English itself. Check out these six things you should know before you start down this exciting path.

  • Why You Should Be Writing Across the Curriculum in College

    Find out how colleges are teaching students how to think via writing — and ultimately preparing them for career success.

  • Are You a STEM Major? Here Are 8 Ways to Enjoy Your Humanities Requirements

    Many STEM majors dread taking their required humanities courses. But that need not be the case! Here to help you find classes that will excite and inspire you is writer-turned-nutritionist and Noodle Expert Kendra Whitmire.

  • Don't Limit Your College Essay Format to Five Paragraphs

    College classes are more complicated and difficult than high school ones, and written assignments reflect that. Learn from college composition professor and Noodle Expert Corey Arnold how to break out of the five-paragraph essay form and write a compelling college paper.

  • 3 Young Adult Novels That Improve Critical Literacy

    Young adult literature is sometimes dismissed as “fluffy,” but plenty of authors are publishing thoroughly engaging books. Check out this high school English teacher’s suggestions of three exemplary texts that’ll encourage adolescents to read analytically and think critically.

  • Why Everyone Should Take an English Class in College

    As students increasingly take Advanced Placement courses and exams in high school, they are often confused when they are still required to take composition courses at the university level. Learn from Noodle Expert Caitlin Holmes about the major differences between AP and college-level composition, and find out why students benefit from studying writing during college.

  • Teaching Science to ELL Students

    Learning anything in a foreign language is tough, but learning science subjects (and the difficult jargon that goes along with it) can make things even harder. Check out Noodle Expert Norfina Joves’ five strategies for teaching scientific topics to English language learners.

  • Tips for Writing a Thesis in the Humanities

    Writing a senior thesis, honors thesis, or master’s thesis in the humanities can be an overwhelming undertaking. Here to help you through the harrowing process of research, writing, revision, and more writing is English teacher and Noodle Expert Corey Arnold.

  • 5 Steps to Improve Your High Schooler’s Reading Comprehension

    No matter what academic or career path awaits your high schooler, reading comprehension skills will serve her well. Help your child develop sharper critical reading skills with the help of high school English teacher and Noodle Expert Kevin Kearney.

  • How to Improve Reading Comprehension for Elementary Schoolers

    Knowing how to extract meaning from reading is a key skill necessary across academic subjects. Cultivate your child’s reading comprehension through the following tips.

  • How to Edit A Paper

    Once you create your first draft, it’s time to polish your paper so it can truly shine. Follow these five steps to get your essay into great shape before your deadline.

  • 7 Ways to Write A Better Essay

    It may seem hard to write on command, but this guide will give you the tools to churn out a fascinating essay with ease.