Category Archives for Writing

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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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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How to Make Flashcards That Work

Most people agree that flashcards are a really useful learning tool, but most people don’t know how to make flashcards that work. Most people just put a few pieces on information on a flashcard, such

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14 Effective Academic English Vocabulary Learning Strategies

Having a good Academic English vocabulary is a significant part of studying at university. If you have a large Academic English vocabulary, you’ll write better essays, give better presentations and

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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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