October 20, 2019

Early Reactions from Ellie:

“Here are my notes for the first two sessions. I’m set up through Zoom, and Josefine is my tutor. She’s very nice and easy to talk […]
September 18, 2019

Key Tips for Writing a Winning College Admissions Essay: What’s Most Important?

When a student writes an essay for college admissions, should it be sentimental, unique, or avant-garde? “What’s most important is that it’s you,” says Josefine Borrmann, […]
September 18, 2019

Seek Tutoring Early, Not Late

Many children don’t like to admit they are confused. The teacher is talking about algebra or history or literature—and suddenly your child decides that the words […]
September 4, 2019

Can You Dance? Do You Blog? Either Can Link You to ‘Voices from the Past’

I’ve been blogging for two months now, and today I celebrate the fact that I actually learned how to do it! Although I’ve been a writer […]
September 2, 2019

Experts’ Tips That Lead to High ACT/SAT Scores

Young people have the huge advantage of an ongoing, bubbling fount of information at their fingertips: Khan Academy, YouTube videos, Quizlets, etc. However, it’s also true […]
August 29, 2019
how to write more professionally.

Quality Writing Moves Your Message, But Mistakes Kill It, Part V

Don’t split infinitives. An infinitive is the word “to” with a verb. If you stick something in between the “to” and the verb, you have split […]
August 29, 2019
skills for business writing and professionals

Get Your Arms Around Topnotch Writing, Part IV

Check your references for clarity. Example: The day that Sammy’s dog came back home, he was so happy. (Who was happy—the dog or the boy?) Choose […]
August 27, 2019
Writing tips for business professionals

Stay Credible! Better Business Writing, Part III

You don’t want to get pegged as a business writer whose work is “ungrammatical” or worse, less-than-literate. Avoid sentence fragments. These signal that you can’t spot […]
August 25, 2019
tips for business writing success

Business Writing Tips, Part II

Use “that” and “which” correctly. Proper use of these words elevates your message. The words that follow “that” are necessary to the meaning of the sentence. […]
August 25, 2019

Want Writing Tips? Here’s a Young Professional’s “Letter to Young People”

August 16, 2019
Better Business Writing

5 Tips for Better Business Writing

August 16, 2019 The Write Lane Blog   5 Tips for Better Business Writing   Say what? Say it right. Communicate in texts and emails in […]
August 11, 2019

15 Ideas for Positive Helicopter Parenting

So, you can’t get enough of living vicariously through your child. I hear you—I’m the same way; the desire to “help” just never stops. Or maybe […]
August 7, 2019

How to Write Better – 5 Ways to Write Your Way to the Top

Illustrated by Melissa Mead “I hope you’ll tell young people how to become a star writer to land that college of your dreams and then push further […]
August 6, 2019

September Is Coming! 10 Steps for a Positive School Kickoff

Illustrated by Melissa Mead   Engage your child in buying school supplies (look for lists online at the school website). If there are no lists, just […]
August 5, 2019

Thrashing Around on August 4, 2019

  “I’ll be your friend.” Those poignant words emblazoned on a little boy’s back-to-school T-shirt ring especially true on a sad day in America, when our […]