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Writing Skills: The Paragraph

Writing Skills: The Paragraph
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Using an appropriate writing style Different academic subjects will demand different styles of writing from you. Some might require you to use the third person ('Smith argues that …', or 'He said …') and to achieve a certain amount of distance from the arguments you are writing about. Other subjects expect the first person ('I placed the seeds in full daylight ...'), for example, in the reports that you might write for a science or technology subject. Using reflective writing in professional subject areas Some assignments (for example, some within Health and Social Care) require students to use their professional judgement to make an informed subjective comment. Self-reflection On many modules you may find that a part of your assignment is devoted to self-reflection and your own view of how you've developed during your studies (a little like a learning-progress diary). Using objective writing There are a number of ways to achieve this. First person or third person? Hedging language Hedging language means cautious language.

100% Free FlipBook Creator, online photo/image to FlipBook BATEFL - Bachelor of Arts Teaching English as a Foreign Language This is a model answer which I wrote a couple of days back for my tuition student. The question is from October / November 2009 ESL Extended paper (Exercise 6). I’ve done some analysis of the answer to give you a short guide on writing an effective letter to a pen-friend. First of all, let’s go through the question and quickly analyse the GAP and LIST. Genre: Informal letter (descriptive narrative) Audience: Pen-friend Purpose: To describe the experience of visiting a new sports and leisure center. Language: Informal and descriptive. Information: The three bullet points of the question Style and Tone: This is equal to register, which has to be informal or friendly for this letter. What makes this letter good? The introduction: is short and simple and ‘yesterday’ indicates that the writer is writing about a very recent event. Did you notice any other thing good about this answer or would like to critique? Download the model answer and analysis: ESL Letter - November 2009 Analysis (775 downloads)

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Let's Write a Newspaper Story! Motivation and Prior Knowledge: Think, Pair, Share Exercise: Ask the class, "Who wants to be a writer? Why?" Have the class think quietly about this question for a minute. Ask students to pair up with a partner or in groups and share their thoughts. Ask the class, "What are some of the different types of professional writing in the world?" Types of Writing: Novels Short stories Non-fiction Plays Movies Poetry Newspapers Magazines Television Radio Advertising Public relations On the board write the title: What is it like to be a writer? 1) Good and 2) Not so good Ask the class, "What are some good and not so good things about being a writer?" Good Travel Meet interesting people Learn new things Get to create Many readers Can influence people Not so good Deadlines Editors change things People may not like what you write Think, Pair, Share Exercise: Ask the class, "What does it take to be a writer?" Being a Writer Good knowledge of English. Additional Exercises:

Tiny Texts | Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish I Love Free SoftwareSpellChecker: Online Grammar Checker By Saurabh Chauhan on October 11, 2012 | Sponsored Links SpellChecker, is an online grammar checker to check grammar online in the paragraphs provided by you. We all know that multiline boxes suggest spelling correction by default. Then why to use such application? On the web you will find many online tools for checking mistakes, but most of them demand a fee beforehand. This online applications is particularly helpful in detecting the glitches due to informal way of writing. Using SpellChecker Online Grammar Checker: On visiting homepage, you will find a text area as shown in the screenshot below: Sponsored Links As a user you will have to copy-paste content in it and click on ‘Spell Check’ button placed beneath.Next, a pop-up window will emerge on the screen. There you will find the detected mistakes (highlighted in red) in your content by SpellChecker. SpellChecker is a nice option to check grammar online, but is not a perfect solution. The Final Verdict: Link to This Page:

Free Online Reading Comprehension Exercises EnglishMaven Free online Reading Comprehension Exercises and Quizzes. We love reading comprehension. Short Stories In these reading comprehension exercises, students read a short story and then answer questions about details in the story. Exercises by ReadTheory "Time to..." - Low Beginning. 10 questions. 77 words. Informational Passages These exercises are interactive, colorful, unique, and provide interesting information about a range of subjects. "Bees" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. 200 words. ePeer eEvaluation? I decided to take Peer Evaluation into the eLearning sphere. I experimented with my year 7 classes, as they have iPads. The students were registered into a class on Earlier, I prepared this peer evaluation google form (picture of it below ) based on a template that I adapted from The DramaNotebook. I then posted the link to the peer evaluation form on the class' Edmodo page. The students were each anonymously assigned a peer to evaluate. An advantage of Google Forms is that you can hide certain columns, so I hid the columns that show the student names and projected the feedback they are giving each other, so it was all immediate and in real-time.

Is it true? – Story telling game to practise narrative tenses This is a quick game for intermediate level students and above. I made it as a mingle for new students to get to know each other but over time it has shown that it’s a good exercise for practising the narrative tenses. To download the handout click here. Introduction The game starts with you telling your students a short story about yourself. The game Each student is given a card like the one on the right. There are six different cards with a total of 18 different story titles. While students mingle, monitor for error correction at the end. Follow up After every student has spoken to at least four people they return to their seats. Whose story was the best/most interesting? I like this activity because it gives students a reason to listen carefully to each other. Possible adaptations depend on whether the focus is on fluency, pronunciation or accuracy. This is an optional step, before you play the game, for lower level groups or if your lesson has a specific grammar focus.

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