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Writing Skills: The Paragraph
 
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http://www.engvid.com The paragraph is the most important unit of a well-written essay. The paragraph has a specific structure and standards that make it effective and enjoyable to read. In this writing lesson we will look at how to construct good paragraphs and improve writing with better flow and clarity. After the lesson, take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/writing-skills-paragraph/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, welcome again to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about the paragraph. It's a writing lesson, and I want to show people what a paragraph is and how to construct one, what to do, what not to do so you can write very clear, very tight paragraphs. This is especially important for IELTS, TOEFL, SAT students but everybody has to follow the exact same rules. Now before I even begin, I must say that I'm talking mostly about academic writing or even business writing. Creative writing like novels or short stories, anything fiction, you can do anything you want. Only always remember: somebody has to read what you wrote so it has to be clear. But academic essays, for example, certain rules you have to follow; you have to be very careful about them. So let's begin. In terms of like the actual way a paragraph looks: you have to indent or skip a line. So let me just make sure you understand what an indent is. This is an indent, the first line a little bit pushed in or you can make sure you skip a line between paragraphs. But don't do both. If you skip a line, don't indent. Okay? That's the main thing. Now, that's in terms of the way it looks. In terms of content -- and this, I can't stress this enough -- very, very, very important: one central idea in one paragraph. Okay? I've seen many people, I've seen many essays where you start a paragraph talking about one thing, and then you go off on a tangent and talk about something completely unrelated. So for example: if you start a paragraph and you're talking about apples, continue to talk about apples. If you go to oranges, that's maybe okay because you're still talking about fruit. But if you start with apples, go to oranges, go to bananas, and then end up with monkeys in space there's a bit of a problem; the reader has no idea what you're talking about. One paragraph, one central idea. Now, make sure that you tell the reader what this central idea is. This is your thesis statement. Okay? It's a very general sentence. All it does is introduce the topic of the paragraph, nothing else. All the details comes after. So speaking of details, we'll talk about details in detail, but all other ideas, all the other sentences, all your sentences with the details must directly relate back to the main idea. So let's say here is your thesis statement; very general, every sentence after must relate back to that thesis statement. Okay? You can't go off to another idea. Everything must support this, must talk about the same topic. Very important. Okay? How long should your paragraph be? Technically, a paragraph could be one sentence, but in an academic essay that rarely happens. But it could be any length you want, as long as you're still on that one topic, as long as you still have things to write and things to say about that topic, say it. If you have four sentences, fine; if you have 10 sentences, also okay. Again, for IELTS, TOEFL, SAT students: four, five sentences should be your limit. You can't be too long because you don't have time and you're going to start making mistakes. So now, the details. Very important to have lots of details. Why is this topic important to your overall idea of your essay? Not only tell me what is the topic, what is the thesis statement of the paragraph, make sure you explain to me why this is important to the general idea of the essay. Give me your reasons. Now, why is it important? And then reasons, why you think what you're saying supports this idea. Examples, always use examples because giving me the reasons is okay; examples make me see exactly what you're trying to say. Very easy for me to understand what you're trying to say. Now, in terms of flow, in terms of the way the reader can approach the paragraph, you have to have bridges. What is, what do bridges mean? Basically, when you have one idea in this sentence, you must connect it to the next sentence, you must connect it to the next sentence. Every sentence must have a link to the next sentence. This creates flow, makes it much easier to read and understand, and it keeps you on the one topic. Now, key terms. If you're talking about something specific and you have to use a key term, use it as many times as you need to. Otherwise, avoid repetition. Try not to use the same word more than once in one paragraph. Okay? For example: if you're using the word "moreover" in the paragraph, don't use it, don't use "moreover" again -- use "in addition to", use "furthermore", "another", etc. Try to avoid using one word more than once, especially in the same paragraph.
IELTS Success: Writing Effective Paragraphs
 
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When writing essays, it is very important to stay on topic. In the IELTS and CAE writing exams, you will lose valuable marks if you don’t answer the question. So it’s really important to make sure your writing stays on track. In this lesson, you will learn a structure for writing paragraphs that will help you with the content and flow of your essay. You will also learn about the dos and don'ts of these exams. After watching the video, take the quiz and see if you are ready for your test! http://www.engvid.com/ielts-writing-effective-paragraphs/ For more a complete, free guide to the IELTS, go to: http://www.GoodLuckIELTS.com/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is writing paragraphs. And I'm going to give you a structure you can use in the IELTS writing paper, in the discursive essay section. And you can also use what I'm teaching you today in the CAE exam, but also more generally in discursive essays because people who don't have much experience writing essays or plus writing essays in English can often lose control of the essay because they're not really writing with a structure in mind. And when that happens, you just start talking about something else that's not even related to the question. So you don't actually get very good marks when you write an essay that's not about the question. Did you know that? Well, anyway, it happens sometimes. So this structure is very fixed, and it's repetitive. So you would follow the structure in your first paragraph. And then, you'd do three or four similar ones. It's fixed for a reason, to keep your essay under control, to keep you answering the question. So let's have a look at a typical IELTS kind of question. "These days, many students decide to attend university in a foreign country. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of attending university in a foreign country." So first, what we need to do is we need to make a little plan. And I know the advantages and disadvantages based on my personal experience because I was lucky enough to study in a foreign country when I was a student. Yeah. I spent a year in Amsterdam. So what were the pros? Make friends from other countries. "Make friends -- other countries." I'm not going to -- actually, I'm just going to write a shortened version because it doesn't fit here. Make friends from other countries. Learn a language. What else? Challenge yourself. What else? Travel. Also, sometimes, expense might be a factor. Now, university is really, really expensive in the UK, so it may be an advantage to go study in a different country where it's a bit cheaper. So potentially, it could be cost. What are the disadvantages, then? You might get homesick. You might miss your parents, or you might miss your dog or something. You get homesick. You know, it might actually be more expensive for you. If you go to -- if you move to a country where university is really expensive. So it could be expensive. Maybe learning a language is a disadvantage for some people because your grades might not be as good. So we could put in the language barrier. So this is the really quick plan for when you're writing a discursive essay like this. It really helps, especially if it's about advantages and disadvantages. You've got them all down here. So when you're writing the essay, you can just take any one of those. It's not important to have, like, highly original ideas. You don't have to think of something really amazing. It's just an IELTS essay or similar. So here's the basic plan, and here is the simple structure to follow. We're going to use a set phrase. Then, we're going to elaborate on that. That means say it a little bit more. Then, we're going to do a sentence with "however" where we show a complicating factor or something is that, maybe, shows that what we're talking about we're not so clear about. And then, as an optional sentence, you can share your experience. And this can be altogether one paragraph. You finish that. Then, you do the same thing, but you pick a different point, either an advantage or a disadvantage. So let's have a look at the set phrases. You can just learn these set phrases to use in your essays. "One of the reasons" -- well, obviously, it won't be about studying abroad. You just change it to fit your question. "One of the reasons to study abroad..." "The main advantage of studying abroad..." "A good reason to study in a foreign country is..." So we just take one of the pros because these are all positive statements. "One of the reasons to study abroad is so you can make friends with people from other countries." "The main advantage of studying abroad is to challenge yourself." "A good reason to study in a foreign country is to learn a foreign language." Okay? Then, you've got the first part of your introduction written.
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How to write a basic paragraph
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basics -- capitals, indentation, line spacing, and more. Then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-basic-paragraph/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. Do you know how to write a basic paragraph? This is not only for ESL students. This is for everyone around the world, even if you speak English, even if you don't speak English. This is a very, very beautiful, basic lesson on how to write small, short, beautiful paragraphs. "How to Write a Basic Paragraph". Now, I also want you to be very careful. This is not how to write a 200-word essay for your university exam. We don't have enough time in the world for me to teach you that, and I probably forget. So this is, very simply, how to write a basic English paragraph. One, two, three, four rules. Rule No. 1 is: Indent, indent. What does "indent" mean? Indent, basically, means -- I learned this when I was a child -- you take your finger. You can have a big finger, a small finger -- I don't care. You take your finger or two fingers, and you make a little space like so. This is called an "indentation" or "indent". So "indent" means you leave a space at the very first line of the paragraph. And that's it. You do not leave a space at any other lines in the paragraph, only the first line. So it's very important that you only indent the first line of your paragraph like so. Okay. The next thing that you have to do is you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence. Now, the word that I've written is "I". Another rule in English is that every single time you write "I", it must be a capital. So I'm going to write an example sentence for you to illustrate what I mean: "I am a teacher." Okay? This is one sentence. So rule No. 3: At the end of my sentence, I must use a period. A "period" is a dot, if you'd like. So "I am a teacher." So what I'm going to do is my next sentence... I'm going to begin it with a capital letter. "My" -- so I want to say, "My name -- My name is Ronnie." So what I've done: Rule No. 1, indent. Rule No. 2, you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every new sentence. Rule No. 3, you're going to use a period at the end of each sentence so that the person reading your beautiful paragraph knows when to stop and take a break. For example, if I did not have a period here, I'd say, "I'm a teacher my name is Ronnie." You need to break up your ideas. So one sentence has one thought and one period. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie." Next one. No. 4. I see this in a lot of students' writing. The two basic things about a paragraph are the form and the content. The form is the most important. The form is the indentation. And don't use point form. Do you know what "point form" is? If you're typing something on Word or on an email, "point form" is also called "bullets", which [makes shooting sounds]. So "bullet" means you would put each new sentence on a new line. So if I was to write this: "I'm a teacher", then I would put my next sentence here. This is not how to make a paragraph. This is "point form". So this is a bad paragraph. What I'm going to do is I'm going to write until I almost reach the end of the page. Don't write past the end of the page because then you're writing on the desk and it gets messy. So "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live -- so I'm going to use up all of my line until the end -- I live in Canada." What would you like to know about Canada? "Canada is very cold." In the winter. So as you can see by my example, I only stop my sentence at the end of my paper. I don't use each sentence on each line. So four basic things to remember when you're writing a basic English paragraph. The first one is: Indent the first line of your paragraph only. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each new line or each new sentence. And use a period at the end. Also, don't forget: Don't use point form. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live in Canada. Canada is very cold. Go to 'Subscribe' on YouTube so you can find more great lessons like this." Goodbye.
How to Write a Good Paragraph ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 
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Paragraph writing in English is easy. You need to know how to write a good topic sentence. It must be followed by some supporting ideas and a few details. Of course, a good paragraph also has a nice conclusion. You can get 100s of awesome writing samples here https://goo.gl/TxGaqS #paragraphwriting #writing #writingskill
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Writing Good Paragraphs
 
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Paragraph Structure
 
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Watch Shaun's Smrt Live Class live for free on YouTube every Thursday at 17 00 GMT (17 00 GMT = https://goo.gl/cVKe0m). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In this video, we will discuss the structure and organization of a standard paragraph, as well as the importance of the topic sentence. After the video, students will have an understanding of paragraph structure and be able to write a strong topic sentence. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Exercise: http://smrtvideolessons.com/2013/03/16/paragraph-structure/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction
 
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http://www.engvid.com Learn the method for writing the perfect essay introduction. A good introduction makes writing an essay easy and reading it fun. AND YOU'LL GET A BETTER GRADE, TOO! Afterwards, test yourself with the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/effective-essay-introduction/#quiz.
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Hamburger Paragraph Writing in Second Grade
 
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Learn the structure of a writing a paragraph, hamburger style.
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"Hamburger" Paragraph Writing
 
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Paragraph writing using the "hamburger method." Outlines the elements of a paragraph giving students an understanding of good paragraph structure. . -- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
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Lesson on Paragraph Writing
 
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Lesson on Paragraph Writing- 2nd Grade
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Paragraph Rules: Practicing Paragraph Writing
 
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Reviewing and modeling the components of writing a paragraph helps students to develop writing fluency. See the lesson plan at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/Recipe/50446/ and do a virtual tour of this teacher’s classroom at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/12SC.html. Also go to http://www.LitDiet.org for more free teaching activities and virtual classroom tours.
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How to write a good essay: Paraphrasing the question
 
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Do you sometimes struggle to begin writing an essay when taking an exam? Good news! There is an important writing skill that will help you improve your essay introductions. This technique is called "paraphrasing", and it means rewriting something using different words. In this lesson, I will teach you how to paraphrase successfully and how to change essay questions into your own words. These skills are very useful for university and high school students, as well as any students writing English proficiency exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-good-essay-paraphrasing-the-question/ WATCH NEXT: Essay Writing – 6 ways to compare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8WSzwBD7GQ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's video I'm going to teach you something very important for if you're taking any type of test that has a writing component. So, if you are taking the IELTS, the TOEFL, the CELPIP, even just a university test, it can be any type of test, but if you're asked to write something like an essay or a paragraph, this video is for you. Okay? So I'm going to teach you a very important skill that will help improve your marks when it comes to writing on tests. So, let's get started. So, I have here an essay question. This question is actually... I've seen it on the IELTS. You know, you have similar types of questions on the TOEFL, sometimes in university. The question is this: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country. Do you agree or disagree?" Or maybe: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" So, this is an example of a question you might be asked. Now, a problem a lot of students have is in their answer to this question. They see this, and they think: "Okay, education is the most important factor in the development of a country, yes, I agree." So then they... Or: "I disagree", and they start writing. And what do they write? Usually the very first thing students will write is this: "I agree that education is the single most important factor in the development of a country because..." So, what is the problem with this? Is there any problem to start off your essay with something like this, or to start off your answer? There's a big problem. So I want you to take a moment and think: "What could be the problem with starting your essay off with this sentence?" Okay, well, if you noticed, you have here the word: "education, education, is, is, the single most important, most important factor". If you notice, these are the same. They're the exact same, except for: "I agree that" and "because". The student, here, has used the exact same wording that is in the question. So, if you do this on the IELTS-and many students do this, same with on the TOEFL-you actually will lose marks, and same with in university, because you're not showing your abilities; you're just copying what somebody else has said or what the essay question is. So, in this video, I'm going to show you first off... First off, I'm going to tell you: Don't do this, don't copy. And I'm going to teach you ways in order to improve yourself and your answer by changing this wording. How can you change your introduction so it's different than what the question is? Okay? So, let's look at how to make these changes. Okay, so what we are going to do in order to change the question into a proper answer that doesn't just copy the question, is we are going to paraphrase. So, the word here is: "paraphrase". This might be a new word for you. What does it mean to paraphrase something? Well, when we paraphrase, it means we take a sentence that, you know... We take somebody else's sentence and we change it into our own words. Okay? So, we change the words of a sentence, we also change maybe the sentence structure, but we keep all the same meaning. Okay? So, the meaning from the sentence you copy, it stays the same, same meaning, but different words and different sentence structure. Okay? So it's in your words, but this other person's meaning. So, we are going to paraphrase this example of a question into our own words. So, first we're going to look at how to do that using vocabulary and synonyms. So, we have here the same question: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country." How can we put this into new words or our own words that keep the same meaning? Well, we can use synonyms. So, this might be a new word for you, too. A "synonym". "Synonyms" are words that have the same meaning, but are different words.
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How to Write an Effective Essay
 
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http://www.engVid.com/ In this lesson, I give you a simple method for writing a good, effective essay in English. If you don't know where to start when you are given a writing assignment, start here and learn how to do it right!
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How to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-write-fiction-that-comes-alive-nalo-hopkinson The point of fiction is to cast a spell, a momentary illusion that you are living in the world of the story. But as a writer, how do you suck your readers into your stories in this way? Nalo Hopkinson shares some tips for how to use language to make your fiction really come alive. Lesson by Nalo Hopkinson, animation by Enjoyanimation.
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Writing Lessons : How to Teach Paragraph Writing
 
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When teaching paragraph writing, help students brainstorm in order to format a topic sentence, supporting details and a conclusion. Learn the definition of a paragraph with tips from a credentialed teacher in this free video on writing lessons. Expert: Laura Minnigerode Contact: www.youngwritersworkshops.com Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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Paragraph writing lesson plan
 
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Teaching high school students how to write a 5 sentence paragraph
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ESL: How to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay
 
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This lesson helped my students go from 1 sentence answers to 5 paragraph answers! Use this super simple technique to guide students (or yourself!) to write longer answers and start writing essays. Learn about how to write good sentences, good paragraphs and using indentations. Don't forget to indent the paragraph! :) eliteketang.com is an online resource for ESL kids.
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Paragraph Structure for Information Reports
 
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A quick writing lesson on paragraph structure for an information report.
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Paragraph Writing
 
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The lecture aims to develop the skills of paragraph writing. Participants will learn how to develop and identify main idea and locate key words. Logical sequence of thought and ideas is another key element that will be focused on.
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Paragraph Writing
 
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This animation teaches the learner to define paragraph and create a sample paragraph. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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Lesson 3.2: the Descriptive Paragraph
 
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How To Teach the Paragraph
 
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From: CreateBetterWriters.com / Writing instruction does NOT need to be difficult. If your student can write a paragraph, your student can write anything from an essay, to a research report, to an in-depth story. It all starts with one simple trick. Teach this trick in minutes, have your students practice it several times, and your students will have a solid grasp for writing paragraphs. Use this trick to write stories, summarize stories, write reports, and more. No assignment is too difficult. You'll be amazed at how quickly even reluctant learners can grasp this concept. Watch this video for a demonstration of the one simple trick. Order the lesson plan below to get step-by-step directions, assessments, writing topics, and how to use this trick all across your curriculum. Go to http://www.createbetterwriters.com/Home_Page.html for more information.
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English101: Writing a Paragraph
 
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Students learn how to write topic sentences, supporting sentences, and concluding sentences. https://ellcenter.com/classroom-material/
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How to Write an Effective 5-Paragraph Essay: Formulas for 5-Paragraph Essay
 
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Here are simple formulas to write the 5-basic academic essay. The 5-paragraph essay is a standard way to write most essays. The 5-paragraph essay has an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The 5-paragraph essay is also called the 1-3-1 essay.
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How to Write Basic Topic Sentences & Paragraphs  ESL Color Code
 
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Learn how to write a basic topic sentence and paragraphs in easy English; see common mistakes. A simple, easy way for beginners. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends! http://www.englishclip.com/ This video is to help students understand how a topic sentence works in a paragraph. It shows how the topic sentence controls the content and how the content supports the topic sentence. The vocabulary used in the video has been kept at an easy level, and the spoken rate is quite slow to help students to follow. It can also be used for teaching in the classroom. The volume could be turned down, and the teacher could just use the frames and supply his or her explanation. Some teachers get the students to use the color codes when they are writing. I think this is very cool and productive. https://www.facebook.com/EnglishClip/ https://twitter.com/EnglishClip
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How to Develop & Write a Paragraph : English & Writing Tips
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation A paragraph is a lot more than just a grouping of words - it's a collection of ideas and even feelings. Develop and write a paragraph with help from a professional educator in this free video clip. Expert: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster Bio: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster has successfully improved the reading and writing skills of fifth-through-eighth grade, inner-city youths for six years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Teaching effectively is all about finding a path that works for both yourself and your students. Get English teacher tips with help from a professional educator in this free video series.
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Writing Ninjas: How To Write A Five-Paragraph Essay
 
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The writing ninjas teach the secret formula for writing a strong five-paragraph essay. http://inkwellscholars.org
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Introductory Paragraphs | Persuasive Essay Writing Lesson
 
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Go to http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/writing/writing-persuasive-essays/ to learn more about introductory paragraphs and writing persuasive essays.
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How to Write an Effective Essay: Paragraph Transitions & Connections
 
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Sentences in a paragraph must connect to each other from beginning to end like beads on a string. Your sentences are the beads. Transitions are the string.
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How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, Easy Essay Intro. Paragraph Format, High School Teacher Vlog
 
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An experienced high school English teacher shares tips and tricks to make your teaching life easier. Today, we’re talking about how to help our high school and middle school students write strong introductory paragraphs by following a simple four-step formula. Introductory paragraph slides and handout: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Write-an-Introductory-Paragraph-FREE-Slides-Handout-Model-Intro-3439047 How to teach theme materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Teach-Theme-Mini-Lecture-Slides-Literary-Analysis-Theme-CCSS-3427397 Brainstorming organizers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brainstorming-Organizers-FREE-Handouts-Examples-to-Help-Teen-Writers-CCSS-3405571 Hooks: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hook-the-Reader-with-Best-Launch-for-an-Introductory-Paragraph-466151 “The Scarlet Ibis” lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scarlet-Ibis-James-Hurst-3-day-lesson-lit-analysis-writing-tasks-CCSS-683570 “Thank You, Ma’am” lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-You-Maam-Langston-Hughes-story-literary-analysis-writing-task-CCSS-664193 Lots of advice and free resources for secondary teachers at https://laurarandazzo.com/ Music used with permission of Sing King: https://www.youtube.com/user/singkingkaraoke
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5 tips to improve your writing
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ Want to become a better writer? In this video, I will share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you're in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you! Watch the lesson, then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/5-tips-to-improve-your-writing/ Next, watch my Top 5 Writing Tips video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2gm-Y4RXs
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How to Improve Your English Writing - English Writing Lesson
 
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Learn some simple but effective ways to improve your English writing in this lesson. You can see the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to help you practice) here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/improve-english-writing Improving your English writing is hard. Even native speakers find it difficult to write well in English. However, whatever level your English is, and whatever you're trying to write, there are some simple ways to make your English writing clearer and more natural. You can learn how to: - Plan your English writing and set goals for yourself. - Understand your reader and what he/she wants from your writing. - Organize your writing into paragraphs to make your writing focused. - Write in clear, natural-sounding English without wasting words. See more of our free English lessons here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons A big thank you to the Alphabet translation team from Syria for the Arabic captions!
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How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson
 
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✅ https://youtu.be/puNo0sxC3VI 👉 Check the latest Video - American Idioms I love to use the most? How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson I will share easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. • Avoid using contractions – Do not use contractions while constructing your sentences, esp. if you are writing a business email or formal letters i.e. words like don’t, can’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, isn’t, haven’t should be avoided. • Avoid there are/ there is – It will make your sentence more lengthy and boring to read. e.g There are many problems in her class (incorrect) Her class is facing many problems. (Correct) There is an exhibition at the hotel. (Incorrect) The hotel is holding an exhibition. (Correct) • Avoid using unnecessary words in your sentences like very; really, a lot instead use better vocabulary. It will definitely not change the meaning of your sentence but will make it sound interesting. Students think literature is very hard. Students think literature is difficult. • Make use of strong verbs – It will make your sentence sound more appropriate and concrete. He gave assistance to my friend. (weak verb) My friend assisted him. (Strong verb)
English - Writing Skills: Writing Good Paragraphs
 
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This is the 3rd lesson in the series, "Writing Skills." This lesson demonstrates how to find and write a good topic sentence, and then construct a paragraph around the topic sentence. Source: Mindset Network
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Writing - Transitions - in addition, moreover, furthermore, another
 
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http://www.engvid.com One of the most important tools for creating good flow in writing is the transition. Transitions are the bridges that allow a reader to move from one idea to the next without getting lost in the language. In this writing lesson, we'll look specifically at transitions to join similar, supporting ideas. I'll teach you how to use 'in addition', 'furthermore', 'moreover', 'another', and more. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/writing-transitions/
How to Plan and Write a Paper: What is a Paragraph?
 
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Are paragraphs a unit a length or a unit of thought? Learn the three main components of paragraphs and how to use paragraphs to effectively convey your ideas. Please download our "Paragraphs" handout here: http://www.umaryland.edu/media/umb/oaa/campus-life/writing-center/documents/Paragraphs.pdf
Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
 
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This video demonstrates the process of writing descriptive paragraph.
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Can You Write? Yes! You Can! (CC #8 - Writing Effective Paragraphs)
 
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Just what is an Effectively Written Paragraph. Quite simply it is paragraph that begins with a Topic and Main Point. Next comes a series of sentence that support the main point and provide elaboration that is text-centered not opinion centered. Lastly the paragraph ends with a "SO WHAT" Conclusion that provides the reader with a clear understanding of the writer's point of view. When you are finished watching this video, click on the link below to assess your mastery on writing an effective paragraph: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4603393.html.
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Paragraph Structure (Part 1)
 
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New Smrt Live Classes! http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Become a Premium Subscriber: Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats Mark explains the basic rules for structuring paragraphs. This lesson is for students at an intermediate level. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the channel, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92
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How to Write an Argumentative Essay - Thesis Statements and Paragraphs
 
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Introducing the British Council’s How to Write an Argumentative Essay animated video series. This is the second of five simple and easy to follow videos that will show you how you can improve your writing. We will look at: • Planning and question analysis • Writing a paragraph • Introduction and conclusion • Counter paragraph • Editing The British Council is committed to sharing our expertise in English language learning. This series is a comprehensive online tuition guide, taking you through all the key elements you need for a good piece of argumentative essay writing. This series is particularly relevant to secondary school students struggling with their English curriculum. For more information on our courses, check out our website http://www.britishcouncil.sg/english/courses-secondary or use our other free resources at learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org. Alternatively, to speak to one of our customer service advisors, please contact us at: Napier Road Centre +65 6653 6042 Marsiling Centre +65 6653 6044 Tampines Centre +65 6653 6063 Toa Payoh Centre +65 6653 6045 You can also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilSingapore), or Twitter (@sgBritish). Enjoy the videos!
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How to Write the Perfect Essay
 
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***FREE download of one of my successful Harvard essays: https://ivyadvise.com/p/welcome Writing the perfect essay is like drawing the perfect circle. Meaning that no matter what you do you'll always end up with a zero? No, meaning it's impossible, but with the right tools, you can get pretty darn close. You guys requested it, so I thought I'd share some of my best tips and tricks for writing essays. I've been writing essays for almost two decades now, so this video is a long one. Strap yourself in and get ready, 'cause this is about to be a ride. Also, the first essay format I give you comes from my French education on writing essays (i.e. start with a question, develop your ideas, answer the question, open essay up to new question). The second essay format I give you comes from my American education on writing essays (i.e. state a thesis, argue your thesis, restate your thesis). I'm partial to the French way of writing essays, because I think it makes more sense for life (i.e. you have a question you want to answer, you try to answer it, when you do you move on...). However, the American way of writing essays can be helpful for trying to argue a point. Write the way that you think will best suit you in your given circumstance! More Info on American Academic Essay Formatting: http://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/pdf/FiveParagraphEssayOutlineJuly08_000.pdf Link to Successful Harvard Application Essay: https://youtu.be/S-b6rl7bl90 Outline for My Harvard Essay: Paragraph 1 - **Introduces question: Am I an oxymoron? **Introduces context: I am a product of my environment (unsaid: I am about to explain my environment). Paragraph 2 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: Contrast siblings' age with mine, contrast exposure to maturity with childish enthusiasm. Paragraph 3 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: The gap between the contrasts seems to close as I get older, but a different gap emerges--that between my normal school life and my art classes. Paragraph 4 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: Art class is my exploration of another side of life. Paragraph 5 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: This "other side of life" has inspired me create simply for my own pleasure. This mindset has seeped into other areas of my life. Paragraph 6 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: A dream of mine is to create a charter school--this dream stemmed from my exposure to academic life. Seemingly unrelated, art nonetheless has been crucial in helping me understand how to make that dream a reality. Paragraph 7 - **Summarizes essay: "My world consists of math books and track meets, it's the wonders of a painting class and the parenting of siblings..." **Answers question: Some might think my life is an oxymoron, I call it balanced. Woo almost finished! But because I'm a YouTuber and these words are ingrained in my DNA--don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE. Support me: https://www.patreon.com/yesreneau Video Gear Used for This Video: **Camera - Canon t5i http://amzn.to/2dld16N ** Lens - Sigma 30mm f/1.4 http://amzn.to/2e3ccyx **Microphone - Rode VideoMic Pro http://amzn.to/2dld1Ur **Tripod - Manfrotto Compact http://amzn.to/2eeUG9O Music - "La, La, La" by Otis McDonald Stalk me - Twitter: https://twitter.com/yesreneau Tumblr: https://yesreneau.tumblr.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/yesreneau/
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IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write an introduction
 
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A full lesson to learn how to write an introduction for an IELTS essay. This lesson explains the content of the background statement and the thesis statement for an opinion essay. The techniques of writing the introduction can be used in all IELTS essays (both GT and AC). For model essays, tips and more lessons, please see my writing task 2 page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-writing-task-2/. If you would like in-depth IELTS training, please visit my store: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore
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Writing Good Paragraphs | The Persuasive Essay or Research Paper Body
 
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Go to http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/writing/writing-persuasive-essays/ to learn more about writing persuasive essays.
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Process Paragraph and Process Essay
 
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Watch Shaun's Smrt Live Class live for free on YouTube every Thursday at 17 00 GMT (17 00 GMT = https://goo.gl/cVKe0m). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In this video, we will discuss how to write a paragraph or essay explaining a process. Students will learn the different kinds of process writing and will be given tips for writing their own compositions. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Exercise: http://smrtvideolessons.com/2013/07/26/process-paragraph-and-process-essay/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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English 101: The Paragraphs
 
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Write with Confidence! Level: High-beginner to Intermediate If you are planning to attend an American university, you will need to write, and write well. English 101: The Paragraph helps students understand, organize, and write effective English paragraphs. Topics: Writing a Paragraph / Unity and Coherence / Sentence / Fragments and Run-on Sentences / Planning to Write https://ellcenter.com/classroom-material/
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Writing better paragraphs
 
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Free English lessons and practice at http://www.EnglishPracticeOnline.com Hi and welcome to our free English online channel. Here are some videos to help you improve your English, but on our FREE website, we have lessons, practice tests, discussion forums, grammar, vocabulary and much more to help you with your goals in English. Come and visit us at http://www.EnglishPracticeOnline.com
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POWER Writing - Write ANYTHING in English Easily (Essays, Emails, Letters Etc.)
 
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Learn 1 simple trick to write ANYTHING easily - you can use this for emails, essays, letters, reports, etc. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Do you often find it difficult to write things? Like emails, letters or essays? Do you sit down to write something and then realize you don’t know what to write? If your answer is yes, then this lesson will help you to overcome exactly these problems because I’m going to teach you a very simple trick that you can use to write anything easily, quickly and effectively. This is a process used by the best writers in the world and it’s called the POWER writing method. You can use it to write emails for work, essays for your English exam, you can use it for letters, business reports, blog posts, stories – basically, anything that you need to write. But you might be asking – why is it called POWER writing? Well, POWER refers to the five stages of the writing process: Prepare, Organize, Write, Evaluate and Review. This is the order you will follow and it will allow you to write without getting stuck by focusing on one task at a time. So let’s start with the first stage – prepare. Before you write anything at all, you must prepare for it. This is because the reason we often struggle to write is that we don’t have enough ideas when we put pen to paper. So the most important task of writing is to come up with good points before you write. So this is the very first stage – before you write a single sentence, you’re going to collect ideas. And here’s how you do it: You take your paper and pen (or you can do this on your computer if you wish), and you note down anything that comes to mind. Don’t criticize your ideas – don’t leave out or discard anything. Whatever you get, write it down. Don’t worry about organizing your ideas – we’ll do that in the next stage. Also, don’t worry about grammar, spelling or punctuation – remember we just want ideas so if there are mistakes, no problem. And keep doing this until you have no more ideas. As an interesting note, this process of coming up with ideas is called brainstorming. OK, let’s look at an example of how to do this. Let’s say you’re in an English exam, and you have to write an email of complaint. Here’s your task: You recently purchased an item online, but you are not happy with it. Write an email of complaint to the manager of the shopping website: say what you bought, why you are not happy with it, and what action you expect them to take. So let’s start by collecting some ideas for this. So what kinds of things can we buy online? We can buy clothes, we can buy computers, phones, books and so on. Let’s think of some more specific ideas – I like computers, so let’s talk about them. You can buy a laptop. Actually, you can also buy computer parts like a monitor, a mouse or a keyboard. For this task, I’m going to go with a mouse because it’s easy. Now if I bought a mouse, what problems might I have with it? I think the most common one that people face is with one of the two buttons – let’s pick the right-click button, but you can also have trouble with the scroll wheel – that’s the wheel in the middle. So I bought a mouse and maybe just two days later, the right-click button started having problems. But I’m going to say that now it’s been a week and the button has just stopped working. You can see that I’m just using my imagination. I want to add some more details, so let’s say the scroll wheel is also having some problems. What problems can it have? Well, if I try to scroll in one direction, it actually makes the screen go the wrong way. So we have our problems now. But what do we want the shopping website to do? We can say give me my money back – that’s called a refund, or we could ask for a replacement. I like that idea. Now when they give me a new item, they will want the old one back. So I’ll have to return the defective unit. That means the mouse that’s not working. Alright, we are done collecting ideas. And here in just two minutes, we have all the information we need to write our email. Notice that as I was brainstorming, I came up with lots of ideas – I collected everything that came to mind without leaving anything out. And then I expanded on the important ideas. It can be very helpful to talk out loud during this stage like I was doing – try to have an imaginary conversation and you will find it easier to generate ideas. Also, it’s good to use paper and pen for this exercise rather than your computer.
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Paraphrasing:  The Basic Steps
 
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It is a necessary academic skill to paraphrase ideas when writing and reading. This video gives two examples of how to paraphrase.
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Teaching How to Write a Paragraph-The Hamburger Paragraph-Paragraph Writing
 
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https://www.bonnieterrylearning.com/product/improve-study-skills-in-ten-minutes-a-day/ In this video lesson you will learn how to write a paragraph. Learn the easy way to write the hamburger paragraph. Writing becomes easy. Become successful at paragraph writing the first time. Home or school 1st-8th. How to teach paragraph writing. Subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ45eiZWzhGv0aevp_dwmVQ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BonnieTerryLearning https://www.time4writing.com/writing-paragraphs/In fiction, writing a paragraph means understanding which ideas go together and ... to practice their skills using printable worksheets and quizzes. www.readingrockets.org/strategies/paragraph_hamburgerFor example, you provide all the "filling" sentences, and ask students to write a good introductory or wrap up sentence. Provide students with one example filled in entirely. Ask them to cut out each portion and then rearrange the pieces. Ask students to find a paragraph within their textbook.
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How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay: Logical Structure
 
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https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays This is a sample video from a full video tutorial course that teaches you how to improve your academic essay writing. The course is hosted on Udemy. To learn more, preview a selection of videos, and get a HUGE DISCOUNT on the signup price, click the link below: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays Many students enter college without the skills necessary to succeed simply because they were never properly taught how to write essays. This course aims to overcome this problem by offering a systemic framework for essay writing that removes the mystery and presents a clear path for moving from idea to outline to completed first draft. TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION A Brief Introduction to the Course SECTION 2: WHY ARE WRITING SKILLS SO IMPORTANT? Good Writers Rule the World SECTION 3: WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING? The Craft of Writing from 20,000 Feet The Most Efficient Way to Dramatically Improve Your Essay Writing Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion: Why Are Essays Written This Way? How Essay Style is Related to Essay Structure SECTION 4: HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THE WRITING PROCESS? Writing for Discovery versus Writing for Presentation Why Rewriting is Important (And Why Students Don’t Think So) How to Deal with Writer’s Anxiety and Writer’s Block SECTION 5: WHAT IS MY IDEAL WRITING WORKFLOW? The Right Way to Think About Outlining My Ideal Writing Workflow Tools for Mind-Mapping, Outlining and Drafting The Writing Tools I Use: A Quick Introduction to Scrivener SECTION 6: WHAT DOES A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ESSAY WRITING LOOK LIKE? Two Kinds of Structure to Keep in Mind A Structured Approach to Essay Writing Using Scrivener A Short Essay Demo Using a Structured Essay Writing Template SECTION 7: FOLLOW ALONG AS I WRITE A REAL COLLEGE ESSAY FROM START TO FINISH Part1: The Assignment Part 2: Initial Research Part 3: Outlining Part 4: Drafts Part 5: References and Citations SECTION 8: HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY WRITING STYLE? The Number One Misconception About Writing Style Oratorical Style, Prophetic Style and Romantic Style Practical Style, Reflexive Style and Academic Style Classic Style: Prose as a Window Into the World Classic Style as an Antidote to Bad Writing SECTION 9: HOW TO WRITE A GOOD ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY The Minimal Five-Part Structure of a Good Argumentative Essay Writing the Introduction Writing the Conclusion The Essay: “Should Teachers Be Allowed to Ban Laptops in Classrooms? Analysis: The Introduction Analysis: First Argument Analysis: Second Argument Analysis: Third Argument Analysis of the Main Body: Evaluation and Recommendations Analysis: Conclusion The Essay: An Improved Version SECTION 10: WHAT IS PLAGIARISM AND HOW CAN I AVOID IT? What is Plagiarism? Downloading and Buying Whole Papers Cutting and Pasting from Several Sources Changing Some Words But Copying Whole Phrases Paraphrasing Without Attribution The Debate Over Patchwriting SECTION 11: HOW SHOULD I CITE SOURCES IN MY ESSAY? When Should I Cite a Source? What Needs to be Cited? How to Cite: Mark the Boundaries Citing Exact Words Citing a Longer Quotation Citing a Source But Not Quoting Do I Have to Cite Information That is “Common Knowledge”? Citation Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, oh my! SECTION 12: WRAPPING UP Thank You GET A HUGE DISCOUNT ON THIS COURSE: https://kevindelaplante.com/how-to-write-essays SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/philosophyfreak?sub_confirmation=1
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