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Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do. 70 useful sentences for academic writing. Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence frames that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on.

70 useful sentences for academic writing

And they did. Immensely. After the course was over, I stacked my sentences away, but kept wondering if I could ever put them to good use and perhaps help other MA / PhD students who know exactly what they want to say, but might have trouble finding the best way to say it. So here are 70 sentences extracted and adapted from the original compilation, which ran for almost 10 pages. This list is organized around keywords. Before you start: 1. Argue a. Claim a. 300 Creative Writing Ideas +100 Exclusive Graphic Prompts.pdf. Created by BusyTeacher.org: free printable worksheets & lesson ideas for busy teachers like you!

300 Creative Writing Ideas +100 Exclusive Graphic Prompts.pdf

1. If you could change one event in your life, what would it be and why? Do you think the present would be different? Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay. An essay is a formal piece of writing which describes, analyses or discusses a particular issue.

Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay

The most common types are: Opinion essays. They present the writer’s personal opinion of the topic, supported with examples and reasons.For and against essays. Ten steps for writing an essay. Rather than worrying about an essay for weeks, suggest to your child to read through these 10 points, get in some early preparation and have the self-belief that they can do it.

Ten steps for writing an essay

Read the essay question carefully Highlight key words. Use the dictionary to check the meaning of any unfamiliar words. Identify the task words that indicate what needs to be done, eg ‘discuss', ‘explain', ‘compare'. Identify the topic words that indicate the particular subject of the essay, eg the character of ‘Juliet' in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the ‘causes' of World War 1.

Identify any limiting words that restrict the discussion to a particular area, eg in ‘Chapters 1-3', during the ‘nineteenth century'. Synonyms For Common Words. Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary.

Synonyms For Common Words

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper. Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves.

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper

Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are – or not – then you are doomed to repeat your failures into eternity. Cambridge English have, however, just released a beta version of an online, browser based writing helper. Currently free to use and requiring only a facebook login (or email registration), the service allows learners to input their answers to one of the five questions provided (or submit a piece of writing of their own choice) and to get feedback on their efforts. In the screenshot above, the highlighted text at the bottom of the image is the submitted text. The colour coding represents the program’s opinion of the learner level the different sections of the text represent. It’s worth remembering that this is still in the stages of testing and ironing out initial problems – and there are quite a few things that I think need improving!

Descriptive words chart. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'. A posthaven user upvoted this post. — habebaakiar 3 years ago — barcahaters 3 years ago.

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

Taking A Chunk Out Of Vocabulary: Using Collocations - EFL Magazine. Teaching vocabulary in the ESL/EFL classroom can sometimes excite or it can sometimes frustrate teachers.

Taking A Chunk Out Of Vocabulary: Using Collocations - EFL Magazine

In the scope of vocabulary learning, are there ways to help our students acquire language efficiently and guide them toward the useful real-world language that we native-English speakers use so effortlessly? How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL. 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing. As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

" His point? Strong writing is lean writing. Writing tools. Feedback on writing. Why is feedback important and how do you give feedback on writing?

Feedback on writing

In this post you will find information about feedback, self- assessment and peer feedback, ideas on how to correct as well as a few suggestions on how to avoid burnout. Feedback- some background information “In teaching, feedback refers to comments or other information that learners receive concerning their success on learning tasks or tests, either from the teacher or other persons.” (Richards & Schmidt, 2010) The objective of feedback is to help the learner improve his/her performance (Ur, 2004) and give appropriate praise + suggestions (Harmer, 2013). Assessment: the learner is informed about how s/he performed.Correction: some specific information is provided on aspects of the learner’s performance (Ur, 2004). Assessment is when we give a grade (A, B, C) and it can be quite subjective. What else do we need to consider when giving feedback on writing? Correction ideas Codes Error code: Writing prompts — my 28 most tried and true writing prompts.