Elizabeth Armstrong Hall

Writer & Writing Coach for Kids & Teens


A Sampling

Appleseeds, April 2012

Author Alexandra Horowitz (Inside of a Dog") explains how dogs communicate with people and other dogs.
Appleseeds, November-December 2011

The story of Confederate spy Rose Greenhow through the eyes of her daughter, "Little Rose"
Hemispheresmagazine.com, April 2010

A 95-pound beaver escapes from a beaver sanctuary in Devon, U.K. and eludes his would-be captors

Highlights for Children, September 2009

The making of the "Giant's Head" at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, U.K.

Boston Globe, November 23, 2008

How two Airedales flew from Chicago to London without a hitch

Christian Science Monitor, November 7, 2008

By the time I mastered the roundabouts, it was time to return to the U.S.

Prentice-Hall Press, 1991
(c)1991 by Elizabeth Metzger Armstrong and David Armstrong.

An illustrated history of American health reformers and crusaders


Chronicle Books, 1979
(c)1979 by Elizabeth Metzger

Morning munchies in 1970s-era California and eastern Nevada



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SAT and ACT Essays

Are you taking the SAT or ACT in 2014-2015?

Liz shows you how to write a timed essay for the Writing Section. You'll learn how to plan, write and proofread under time pressure and recognize and correct sentence and paragraph errors.


All it takes is practice, practice, practice!


  • Respond to a prompt.

  • Develop a point of view on a specific issue.

  • Support that point of view with specific examples.

  • Follow the conventions of standard written English.

  • Improve sentences.

  • Identify sentence errors.

  • Improve paragraphs.

  • Overcome writing block.

  • Take the exam with confidence.



"The writing test has been found to be a good indicator of future academic success."
Jeff A. Neal, Spokesperson, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

College Application Essays

As you know, the competition to get into college is tough. Your essay can make all the difference. Liz will show you how to plan and write an essay that will stand out from the pile.