Intensive English at Pratt


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.

visual description sample essays

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: eportfolio, videos

These essays (one on an Egyptian sculpture, the other on Munch’s painting, The Scream) are terrific examples of formal visual analysis.  I have students read the essays and label the accompanying images with the terms and descriptors from the texts.  These are very useful for demonstrating the difference between description and interpretation/analysis.