Category Archives for Essay Writing

Five Myths That Will Damage Your English Learning

When you’re learning English it’s easy to get distracted by the huge amount of information available on the internet. There’s so much information that it can actually be quite difficult to figure

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Write Awesome English Paragraphs [Quick Guide]

Usually students don’t ask how to write effective English paragraphs. That’s because it’s usually too late when they realise they need help writing a good paragraph (such as 1am the night before

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Five English Learning Myths That Are Holding You Back

Isn’t the internet awesome? I remember back when I was a kid and we got our first family computer (in 1995) that came with some free information CDs. I absolutely loved all of them: Dangerous Creatures,

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Figuring Out Phrasal Verbs In Academic Writing

Can you work out what this article is going to talk about? Any ideas…? That’s right: phrasal verbs, the popular language item which confuses many English learners. Why are phrasal verbs confusing? Well,

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Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

In class I like to do a critical thinking skills evaluation on my students. I usually do it a week into the course. By that time, my students have had the time to read some of the material on the topic

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Make Your English Natural with Collocations

Do you dream of speaking English like it was your first language? Do you ever wish you could write sentences which just seem natural and complex? Do you want to avoid using strange expressions like ‘snow

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The 6 Most Common Academic English Tenses

You know what – grammar scares a lot of people. It scares them so much that they put too much focus on it OR ignore it completely! For teachers and frustrated students, grammar gives a structure for

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How to Read And Take Really Good Notes

“I didn’t know that I would have to read so much!” “Sam, I have to read too much on my course. I don’t know what’s important.” Does this sound familiar? One thing that many of my students

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Using Journal Articles to Make Your Dissertation (and Your Life) Easier

Anyone who has written or is writing a dissertation will agree with me when I say: Dissertations are not easy. Are they fun? Possibly. Are they easy? No, definitely not. But what if dissertations could

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How to Easily Write An Introduction For Any Essay

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that sometimes: It’s really difficult to write a good essay introduction. Or is it? Well, it turns out that introductions can be much easier to write if

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