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Paraphrasing and Summarizing Tutorial

August 21, 2013 By: admin Category: Writing


How to write a good academic essay: Purdue OWL tips

March 04, 2010 By: Nada Category: Writing

Touches on thesis statements, linear structure, transitions, concision, and other points of a good academic essay. Contributed by Rachid.

Mixed constructions/dangling modifiers from Hacker’s Rules for Writers

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Grammar, Writing

These are some of the explanations and exercises I have found most useful for dealing with mixed constructions, dangling modifiers, and tangled logic in sentences.  Source:  Diana Hacker’s Rules for Writers.

lesson plan for teaching adjective clauses using art

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Grammar, Speaking, Uncategorized, Writing

This lesson aims to teach adjective clauses in a fun and engaging way; to eliminate short, choppy sentences and encourage longer, more complex sentences; to help students eliminate misplaced modifiers and correct general word order problems within a sentence. Contributed by Jennifer Ostrega.

reading and essay prompt on the purpose of education (Krishnamurti)

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized, Writing

This works well as a first day exercise to get students thinking about their deep motivations for being educated. Of course, it can be used as reading/writing practice anytime during the semester as well.  The reading is on three pages; the book jacket on one page; I’ve appended the essay prompt to page two. The source is a book of J. Krishnamurti’s lectures on education called “This Matter of Culture.”