Category Archives for Essay Writing

Thesis Statements: The Complete Guide

Thesis statements are pretty important, but they cause students a whole lot of trouble. You can find them in the introduction of an essay.  They’re usually only one sentence and they contain two important

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Academic English and EAP: What Are They?

You keep seeing Academic English and EAP, right? I didn’t see the word ‘academic’ until I became a university student. Fast-forward a few years later when I became a lecturer, and then

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The Thesis Statement – The Most Important Sentence In An Essay: Part 1

I see a number of reasons why essays receive poor grades as a lecturer, such as language accuracy, informal writing, weak evidence, structure, and so on. These are all important. But, no single sentence,

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Can I Write ‘I’ In My Essay? Personal Pronoun Problems

I remember when I was an 18 year-old first year undergraduate student writing an essay about the metaphors within the Sherlock Holmes fictional universe. This was my first ever academic essay. I was really

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Help! I’ve Used “Informal English” In My Essay!

Your essay has been marked, and the feedback says you have used informal English and it’s not academic enough. But English isn’t your first language, and you’re not too sure what is formal

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Do You Use ‘Thing’ Too Much? Try These

Thing is one of the most overused words in Academic English. You’ve probably written something like:  “This essay will discuss several possible things” OR “One thing which affected the

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