Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Man Delivers Three Baby Sharks from Dead Mother

Freewriting Exercise

1. In one paragraph, describe what happened in this video.

2. In one or more paragraphs, write your thoughts and/or communicate your emotions in response to this video.

If you cannot think of enough (or anything) to write, consider the following questions to help you (or to stimulate your thoughts) to write your paragraph(s):  Why was it a good thing for this man to voluntarily deliver the babies of this dead shark?  Explain.  What would happen to the babies if he didn't do this?  Explain.  Do you think all three babies will survive after being released into the ocean or do you think this man's efforts are wasted?  Explain.  Did the man do a good job of delivering the babies?  Explain.  How did you think this man recognized the dead shark was pregnant?  What do you think is the educational background and working background of this man, from what you observed and surmised from this video?  Explain from the "evidence" in this video how you came to your speculation.  In your paragraph(s), respond to any of these questions and explain.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Moment that Made Everything Possible

“Something was very different that day… the impossible happened… It was the moment that made everything else possible.”

What was the moment (or were the moments) in your life that made everything else possible? How can you create another such moment in your life? How can you start doing the “impossible” (again)?  Write one paragraph or more.  (This is a freewriting exercise.  Don't worry about grammar at this point.  Write it informally like you're writing in your diary.)  Feel free to send me your writing at

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To Improve Your Mind, One Way of Eating Healthy

If you are a student, one primary focus of yours should be improving your brain and mind or even just keeping it functioning optimally.  This requires eating healthy to build your brain capacity, such as by eating more fruits and vegetables.  Here’s one inexpensive (or cheap) way to eat healthy on a tight budget:

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Common Misconception About the CATW

Video 1 on how the CATW is scored can be found at -

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For ACT Reading practice exams, go to


CUNY CATW Exam, Kingsborough, Hunter, Baruch, CCNY, Queensborough, Brooklyn College, BMCC, writing, revising, paragraph, ACT Reading,                 CUNY ACT READING EXAM  Kingsborough  Hunter Baruch CCNY Queensborough Brooklyn College BMCC English  KCC  English r Eng r  English 04  Eng 04

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tuesday Oct 14 is a Friday Schedule for KCC Only

For Kingsborough Students, Tuesday, October 14 is a Friday schedule.  Go to your Friday classes.

This information can be confirmed in the KCC Academic Calendar at -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Watch Free Documentaries Newly Added

We’ve recently added a lot of new (and free) documentaries (of a wide range of topics) to our documentaries page at - 

What types of documentaries do you find the most interesting? Documentaries about past NBA Championships? About Middle Eastern places and issues like Dubai and Iraq? About great authors like J.K. Rowlings and Maya Angelou? About health issues such as breast cancer and brain health?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Website Transition is Complete

Our backend transition of is now complete.  If you experience any errors or problems, please feel free to let us at

Thank you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Temporarily Down

Our website may be down from time to time in these few days.  We apologize if you are having trouble accessing our CATW, ACT Reading, and other materials on  Thank you for your patience.

Friday, May 30, 2014

CUNY Is Happy (Video)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Resetting Your Kingsborough Email Password

If you’ve tried the Account Access Lookup instructions (from the previous blog) and it did not work (or you still can’t access your Kingsborough email), you should try resetting your password at:

If this also does not work, then go (in person) to the Student Help Desk (of the I.T. Department).  The location is listed at -

For academic lessons, life lessons, or other information to improve your school performance as well as your life, feel free to go to:

It will change your life.

If You Don't Know Your Kingsborough Email Access Info

This is for students of Kingsborough Community College only.  If you have forgotten your email log-in information or if you have never gotten your email account information, follow the steps below:

  1.  Go to
  2.  Type in the requested information and click “submit”.  (It’s pretty much self-explanatory on this page.  Your email access information will be provided to you.)

If this does not work, see Password Reset Instructions at

I am posting this because of my experience working with students individually where they have their work saved in their email (or sent their email), but they had trouble accessing their email.  As a result, half the session is wasted dealing with the technical issue of accessing their email.

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It will change your life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Retrieving Your CATW and ACT R Scores

Kingsborough students can easily retrieve their CATW and ACT Reading scores with their WiFi log-in at:

If your WiFi log-in does not work, try using your Kingsborough email log-in.  If that doesn't work, try using your CUNY First log-in.

For lessons, practices, and other information on CATW and CUNY ACT Reading, go to: