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British Council. How to Write a Friendly Letter (with Sample Letters) Edit Article Four Methods:Sample LettersBeginning the LetterDrafting the BodyClosing the Letter Texting and instant messaging are common ways of communicating with friends these days, but writing a letter is a traditional, effective way of bringing a smile to someone's face.

How to Write a Friendly Letter (with Sample Letters)

Whether you write a letter using email or mail it the old fashioned way, the form is the same: a friendly letter should include a salutation, inquiries about your friend, news about your life and an appropriate closing. Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Beginning the Letter Helpful? <img alt="Write a Friendly Letter Step 2 Version 2.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">2Write a salutation. Method 2 of 3: Drafting the Body Helpful? <img alt="Write a Friendly Letter Step 5 Version 2.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">3Reference topics that are relevant to your friend.

Method 3 of 3: Closing the Letter Helpful? <img alt="Write a Friendly Letter Step 8 Version 2.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">3Consider including a postscript. Tips. Essay Writing Guide. Academic Writing. These OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college.

Academic Writing

The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity. For specific examples of writing assignments, please see our Common Writing Assignments area. Abstracts. Summary: This handout discusses how to write good abstracts for reports.


It covers informational and descriptive abstracts and gives pointers for success. Contributors:Dana Lynn DriscollLast Edited: 2013-03-12 09:58:07 Types of abstracts There are two types of abstracts: informational and descriptive. Informational abstracts Communicate contents of reportsInclude purpose, methods, scope, results, conclusions, and recommendationsHighlight essential pointsAre short—from a paragraph to a page or two, depending upon the length of the report (10% or less of the report)Allow readers to decide whether they want to read the report. Comparing the Book to the Movie. Watching a movie after reading the book is a wonderful way to encourage students to think critically about how each medium presented roughly the same information.

Comparing the Book to the Movie

Here are some questions to ask: Think about the setting of the book. Did the setting in the movie look like you had imagined it (Good ones for this are Harry Potter, Holes, Narnia, and Where the Wild Things Are)? If not, how was it different? Think about the main character. Effective narration 101: narrative orientation in time. If you’re new to the series on effective narration, I would recommend starting at the beginning: This week, we’re going to take a look at an author’s options when it comes to time and narration.

effective narration 101: narrative orientation in time

Ultimately, here’s the question: when is the narrator telling the story? Choosing a Narrative Orientation Essentially, this inquiry can be answered in one of four ways. The narrator is telling a story that occurs in the future, in the present, in the immediate past, or in the absolute past (after some time has transpired). Planning and Drafting the Cause-and-Effect Essay. Focus Question: How can a cause-and-effect essay be organized in different ways?

Planning and Drafting the Cause-and-Effect Essay

Part 1 “During the last lesson, we read ‘The Effects of Being an Athlete’ and completed a graphic organizer that listed specific effects of being an athlete. Forty Writing Topics - Causes and Effects - Prompts and Topic Suggestions for Paragraphs, Essays, and Speeches. Some of the following topic suggestions emphasize causes; others focus on effects.

Forty Writing Topics - Causes and Effects - Prompts and Topic Suggestions for Paragraphs, Essays, and Speeches

But keep in mind that these two approaches are closely related and not always easy to distinguish. Cause and Effect Essay Topics. Cause and effect essays explore how and why things happen.

Cause and Effect Essay Topics

You could compare two events that seem distinct and separate to show a connection, or you could show the flow of events that occurred within one major event. In other words, you could explore rising tension in the US that concluded with the Boston Tea Party, or you could start with the Boston Tea Party as a political eruption and compare this event to a major even that followed much later, like the American Civil War.

If you're looking for inspiration for your topic, you may find ideas from the following list. Text types : Revision. Different types of text. OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map.


The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site. Mission The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Essay Burger - How to Write Essays. How to Write a News Article (with Downloadable Sample Articles) Edit Article Four Parts:Sample ArticlesPlanning Your ArticleWriting Your News ArticleProofing Your ArticleCommunity Q&A.

How to Write a News Article (with Downloadable Sample Articles)

Basic Guide to Essay Writing. Summarising. The post about summarising Last week, I wrote my first post about academic writing. My focus then was on addressing plagiarism and helping learners develop strategies that will enable them to paraphrase information in order to integrate sources into their own writing and then cite it (you can read that post here). Another writing skill your students need to develop is summarising. In fact, in academic writing summarising information found in a source is as important as paraphrasing or reformulating. A summary that is not paraphrased/ reformulated well may lead to plagiarism, a paraphrase that is too long may lead to word count problems etc.

How to Write a Short Story (with Sample Stories) Edit Article Three Parts:Sample Short StoriesWriting a Short StoryEditing a Short StoryCommunity Q&A For many writers, the short story is the perfect medium. While writing a novel can be a Herculean task, just about anybody can craft—and, most importantly, finish—a short story.

That does not mean that short stories are easy to write or that they aren't as artistic and valuable as novels. With practice, patience, and imagination, you could be the next best-selling author. Steps Part 1. Essay Lab. Writing Genres. As students prepare to write, they need to think about the purpose of their writing: Are they writing to entertain?

To inform? To persuade? Setting the purpose for writing is just as important as setting the purpose for reading, because purpose influences decisions students make about form. One of the most important considerations is the genre or form the writing will take: a story? A letter? © ______ 2010, Allyn & Bacon, an imprint of Pearson Education Inc. Genre-text-features.

Persuasive Writing. Why teach persuasive writing? As children mature as writers, it's important to give them the opportunity to write using a variety of formats. Persuasive writing helps students formulate specific reasons for their opinions, and provides an opportunity to research facts related to their opinions. As students develop an understanding of how writing can influence or change another's thoughts or actions, they can begin to understand the persuasive nature of the marketing they are exposed to through television, the Internet, and other media. A+ Papers.

Film review. A for and against essay. An opinion essay.