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Using the Internet for Research
Probably one of the most popular sources for information today is the Internet.  If we type in a few key
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Cohesion and Coherence
Definitions cohesion = sticks together.  This word refers to how well ideas flow from one sentence to another. cohesion (noun), cohesive
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Fragments, Run ons, and Comma Splices
Sentence Fragments If you remember, simple sentences in English must have three things: a subject and a verb, and they
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Compound and Complex Sentences
The video illustrates how to write compound and complex sentences.
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How to write a THESIS STATEMENT
The Thesis Statement tells the reader what the topic is, and then, gives direction as to what the writer will say
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Question: In-Text Citation
Can you explain more about using in-text citations with Internet articles and newspapers? If you are paraphrase a passage from
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Revising and Editing Your Final Draft
In preparing your final draft for your essay, you will edit, revise, and rewrite. The first thing you want to
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Annotated Bibliography
How do I Write an Annotated Bibliography? Why do I need to do an annotated bibliography? Your teacher may ask
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Collocations with Prepositions
Collocations are words that we commonly use together.  Below is a list of collocation with prepositions. normal for  – It is
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How to paraphrase
A Beginner’s Method of Paraphrasing When we write an essay, we often need to borrow ideas or concepts from other
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Writing an Effective Essay
One of the secrets to writing an effective essay is to be organized in your approach.  Use the following steps
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Preparing Your Final Draft
Download File   Preparing Your Final Draft Due date: ________________________ In preparing your final draft for your essay, you will edit,
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Creative Thinking Exercise A
  Exercise A Discovery of Machu Picchu Download:  Creative Thinking Exercise A Directions: Read the excerpt from “Machu Picchu’s anniversary,
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Using Pronouns to Build Coherence
Instead of repeating a noun in a paragraph, use pronouns to refer back to the person, place, or thing you
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Planning for a Problem-Solution Essay
Begin by developing a tentative thesis statement. A statement that describes the topic and the direction you will take.  Later
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Example of a Counter-Argument
Counter-argument The counter-argument states clearly what the opposition believes. Some people believe that technology is the way of the future
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Using Commas
Tips on using commas When writing compound sentences, use a comma before the coordinating conjunction. John went to the bank, and he went to the post
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Basic Essay Outline
Introduction The hook – use an interesting fact, or a quote; give reader a reason to continue Background – give brief information to
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Finding Sources for Your Essay
How do I find information for my research essay? Now that you have been assigned a research topic, you will
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Writing Without Pronouns
Writing Challenge See Academic Language Directions: State your opinion for each topic below without using any first or second person
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Writing Academically
If we want to convince or persuade others, our writing must be strong and clear. Words or sentences that are
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Tip: Know Your Audience
Who is your audience? Before you write your essay, it is important to know who your audience is. What is
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