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Filitsa Using noun phrases instead of clauses. In academic writing, subject and object nouns (the headwords) are often 'loaded' with information.

Using noun phrases instead of clauses

Writers do this by adding one or more modifiers to the headword. In this example, the headword 'inscriptions' has two modifying phrases: 'several' and 'on the oracle bones': Several inscriptions on the oracle bones mention sacrifices. Sometimes a very long noun phrase is used. Can you identify the headword in this sentence? These activities provide practice in using noun phrases instead of clauses, to give your academic writing a more concise and formal style. Activity 1: Rewriting relative clauses as noun phrases You are going to practise using noun phrases instead of relative clauses .Writers often use a noun phrase instead of a relative clause, particularly instead of a defining relative clause.

Understanding English: What is Cohesion & Coherence? (Cambridge Testing Explained) This post explains an important aspect of the marking structure of the IELTS exams.

Understanding English: What is Cohesion & Coherence? (Cambridge Testing Explained)

Cambridge exams like IELTS, FCE, CAE and many others have strict guidelines about what makes a 5.5 or a 60%. Here are the guidelines for marking/assessing IELTS Task 1 and IELTS Task 2 writing. One of the columns is labelled Cohesion & Coherence. This is one of the ways the writing is assessed: is the composition cohesive, is the composition coherent? (Cohesion is the noun, cohesive is the adjective; coherence is the noun, coherent is the adjective.) WordList(1).pdf. Grammar and Composition. This index includes 427 references to both the Guide to Grammar and Writing and Principles of Composition.

Grammar and Composition

It does not, however, include references to the interactive Quizzes or to the Grammarlogs (posted responses to ASK GRAMMAR queries). The Frequently Asked Questions page and the Guide's Search Engine will also help you find help on grammatical issues, tips on composition, and advice on English usage. The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. If you feel we have provided something of value and wish to show your appreciation, you can assist the College and its students with a tax-deductible contribution. For more about giving to Capital, write to CCC Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Academic Style.

Academic essays use a different style of language in comparison with our use of language in everyday verbal interactions.

Academic Style

There are certain conventions which should be followed when writing an academic essay in order to create this style and structure an argument. Academic style and formal academic language Objective / 3rd person styleAcademic writing avoids using personal pronouns like ‘I’, ‘you’, and ‘we’. It uses the 3rd person instead – eg. ‘he / she / it / the practitioner / researchers’. Cautious languageMost academics use cautious language to indicate the complex nature of many issues or their own speculation regarding a question. Exam Resource: ECPE Essay Topics. There are no translations available.

Exam Resource: ECPE Essay Topics

Garagani-Robertson Language Schools. Paragraphs & Essays. Practice various strategies for developing well-organized paragraphs and essays that keep readers interested and informed.

Paragraphs & Essays

Develop Effective Paragraphs How to find a topic, discover supporting details, and arrange sentences clearly and logically. Develop Effective Essays How to organize paragraphs into various kinds of essays: those that explain, compare, analyze, classify, and argue. Our goal is to create informative and persuasive compositions that keep our readers interested.

Readings & Resources for Writers One of the most effective ways to improve our own writing is to spend time reading the best writing of others. Writing Tips: Essay Builder - WritingDEN. English Language Certificates. ENGLISH SKILLS Proficiency excercises. Making quizzes and worksheets. Making quizzes and worksheets. Free pdf ielts downloads printable word doc ielts writing speech listening task 1 2. Boggle's World: ESL Activities for Adults. Job Interview: A ranking exercise where students decide in groups which are the most important things to consider when interviewing a prospective employee.

Boggle's World: ESL Activities for Adults

Job Interview II: Students make up their own interview questions and interview each other. The Secret of My Success: Students look at the definition of 'success' and then decide the most important attributes for being successful. Common Interview Questions: Students try to guess the most commonly asked questions in a job interview. The Martian Colony: Life on earth is hopeless so the students (in groups) try to design a brave new world on mars. Future Shock: Students in groups try to decide when science goes to far.

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