New to eNotes: Essay Lab

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Write better essays with our latest service, Essay Lab! Get the feedback you need to make your essay great.

What is Essay Lab?

Our mission at eNotes is to assist in the success of our students–providing them with the resources they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. We built Essay Lab to help meet the needs of students asking us for academic feedback on their writing assignments.

We handpicked educators with superior skills in editing, writing, and showing students how to make their writing stronger. Our writing experts provide paragraph by paragraph feedback on grammar, sentence structure and flow, thesis statements, and more. Continue Reading ›

eNotes Homework Help: October Discussion Starters


Our Homework Help service helps students and teachers on their toughest academic questions. Our Educators have answered more than 300,000 questions–some straightforward with decidedly black/white answers, and others more open to interpretation and, consequently, discussion.

Each month we’re compiling some of our favorite Homework Help questions to initiate debate or rich conversation in your classroom. Enjoy! Continue Reading ›

Making the Most of a Missed Day: What to Do When You Need a Substitute Teacher


While the teacher is out, the students are still in class ready to learn. Your absence does not automatically mean that the students have to watch a video or do busy work to fill the day. Follow these tips to ensure that students continue to be engaged and productive while you are away. Continue Reading ›

Naughty, Naughty…Enter to Win a Stack of Banned Books!


Banned Books Week 2015 is just around the corner, and your eNotes pals are feeling impish. We handpicked a selection of our favorite and most requested books that continually battle the iron fist of censorship. Win them all here. Continue Reading ›

Scholarship Spotlight – September 2015

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Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay!

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Amount: $500-$1,500

Eligibility: This scholarship is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Home schooled students are also eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents.

Requirements: To apply, applicants must submit an application form including an 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

Due Date: September 30, 2015

To read more information directly, click here!

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Pro-Tips to Make the Most Out of Your High School Years


Back-to school is upon us and, for many students, entering/returning to high school can be an intimidating and overwhelming situation. But the reality is, it’s a place where we spend four vital years learning, making new friends, and finding ourself. As a high-school graduate in 2012, I have some fresh perspective so you can make sure your high school years are nothing short of rewarding, stress-free, and memorable. Continue Reading ›