Your topic sentence is the most important sentence of your paragraph. It needs to be an opinion that can be argued. If it’s just a statement of fact, then there’s no need for any supporting sentences. For example, if you say: Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. then there’s no need to
I want to wish all language learners a very happy new year! I feel very fortunate to work as an English teacher. I get to work with people from countries around the world. I am so impressed with all language learners – their drive and determination to learn a new language in order to make
Yes, knowing and applying grammar rules in English is important. However, if you don’t know how to use words and phrases, you will confuse your reader far more than with grammar mistakes. Words are like the “building blocks” of a language, and they are the primary way that you express your meaning to your reader.
The TOEFL writing section consists of two timed tasks. However, when you begin practicing these writing tasks, don’t be worried about finishing them on time. Focus on developing good answers for these tasks. The priority is to organize your thoughts, structure your answers, connect your ideas and employ transitions, and correct your grammar and word
September 8 is International Literacy Day. This day and these words from Malala Yousafzai are a reminder for me that I should be grateful for my literacy skills – the ability to read and to write, among others. So often I don’t think about it, I take my ability to read and write for granted.
Let’s talk about the 3 parts of an academic paragraph! 3 Parts of an Academic Paragraph: Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences Concluding Sentence Topic Sentence Your topic sentence expresses an opinion or idea about your topic. Example: The school curriculum for children and teens should include physical education. Supporting Sentences The supporting sentences use facts, information
If you want to work on improving your academic writing skills, here are four of my suggestions: Read Make time to read the news, magazines, books, blogs – anything you read is going to help you! Practice Writing Practice writing any time you have some free time in your daily activities – on the bus,
WRITING TIP: Don’t use the same word, or the same set of words, over and over again in your writing. Using a variety of words – that is, using synonyms – can make your writing stronger and more interesting to your readers. EXAMPLE ORIGINAL: Last week I bought a dog. My dog enjoys sleeping on