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Formal Writing
 
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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 important differences between formal and informal language in written English. Students will learn the formal style which is more appropriate for academic English writing. 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/formal-writing/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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Formal vs Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them
 
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http://EzineArticles.com/ Before you start writing any article, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is "Who's my audience?" Answering this question will help you decide if you should use a formal writing style or an informal writing style. Watch this video to discover the difference between the two writing styles.
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How to write a good essay
 
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How to write an essay- brief essays and use the principles to expand to longer essays/ even a thesis you might also wish to check the video on Interview technique (now on this channel too!)
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Academic Style (Academic Writing)
 
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The do's and don'ts of academic writing. 20 key points on how to write academically with practice activity. Academic Style: info & worksheet https://academic-englishuk.com/academic-style Academic Writing: https://academic-englishuk.com/writing Academic Writing Book 4th ed by S.Bailey https://www.routledge.com/Academic-Writing-A-Handbook-for-International-Students-4th-Edition/Bailey/p/book/9781138778504
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IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types
 
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Be prepared for any essay on the IELTS exam by knowing what to expect. Whether it's an opinion essay, a comparative, or a descriptive essay, your approach will need to match the task. In this lesson we look at what kinds of questions may come up and how to approach these. I'll break it down in detail, clearly, so you know exactly what you should do with each type of essay question. Follow my suggestions and you will succeed. This is the detailed essay video I mentioned in the lesson: https://youtu.be/1W9iimRFmF0 Go to my writing YouTube channel, Write to Top, and subscribe for more writing videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJ_sF-R6PPqFgPNOjcwSxQ/ More IELTS videos: 1. IELTS: 3 Reading Strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ePX99GM70 2. IELTS: The 5-Step Study Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhJ1RqWl-k 3. IELTS Writing: 5 Most Common Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoWVbgT1Tg TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is an IELTS lesson, so as usual, I'll be speaking a little bit faster than normal, give you a little bit of listening practice. And today we're going to look at specifically the essay types, the types of essays you're going to have to come across for those of you taking the IELTS test in the writing section task two, the independent essay. I'm going to talk about the types of essays, and a very general idea, a very general discussion about how to approach, generally again, the essay. I want to make... Talk about templates, but I'll do that a little bit later. So first of all, the main thing to remember, you have essentially three types of essays that you're going to come across on the IELTS writing test. You're going to have an essay that asks for an opinion, you're going to have an essay that does not ask for an opinion, and then you're going to have a hybrid, you're going to have a combination of the two. Okay? So first let's go over the types of questions you might see that ask for an opinion. Now, it's very important to recognize that not all of you... Sorry, not all of the questions are going to be specifically mentioning the word: "opinion", or "think", or "believe", but you still have to recognize. So: "Do you agree or disagree with whatever has been mentioned before?" or whatever is written there. "Do you agree or disagree?" Take a side. "I agree with this because", reasons. "I disagree because", reasons. And similarly: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" A quick word about "to what extent", I personally recommend completely, totally, fully agree with whatever you agree with because it's a much easier essay to write. If you say: "I somewhat agree", then you have to look at both sides and tell me what you agree with, what you disagree with. If you say: "I completely agree with this idea", then you only have to focus on that idea. It's much easier. "Do you think" something, so this is a very direct question about your opinion. "What do you think about this?" or "What do you think are the causes of", "What do you think are the main issues or problems?" Now: "Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks", or: "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" As soon as you see, here, the word: "Do", it's a yes/no question, you have to say yes or no, and we're going to talk about yes/no questions. But this word: "outweigh"... "Are there more drawbacks or are there more benefits?" This is an opinion question. You decide if there are more drawbacks or opinions. "Which is better: This situation or this situation?" Okay? "Is it more important to do this or to do that?" So, again, these are all yes/no... This is a choice question because you have the "better", you have the comparative. And, again, you have this, plus the yes/no. So as soon as it's a yes/no question, it's an opinion question. Make sure that you answer very specifically yes or no, this side or this side, and say why you think so. Support your opinion. And yes/no, if a question begins with: "Should some... Should somebody do something?", "Should this be done?", "Do... Do people need to do this?" for example. Excuse me. Any yes/no question is asking for an opinion. Okay? Make sure that you give an opinion, make sure that you support that opinion. Okay, now, let's go on to the non-opinion questions. "Discuss", so they're going to give you two attitudes, or two views, or two approaches to something. They say: "Discuss both views. Discuss both attitudes." This is not asking for your opinion. So, one thing, it's a general rule of thumb, don't always apply it because some of you don't like to use the word "I", but if the question has a "you", the answer can, and in most cases should, have an "I". Okay? You don't have to use the personal pronoun. It's not wrong to. A lot of people are afraid, they think academic essays shouldn't use "I". Totally okay, recommended for a lot of people. If you can't make your views clear without using the "I", then use the "I". Here, don't use the "I".
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
√ Formal Writing Style | Essay Writing | English
 
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#iitutor #English #EssayWriting https://www.iitutor.com/ Let’s have a look at formal writing in detail. It is essential that you employ these techniques in your essay writing, to not only make sure you are using correct structure, it also gives your answer more authority. Impersonal writing involves using objective details that do not refer to ‘you’. For instance, ‘we’ needs to be replaced by specifically who ‘we’ represents. ‘We have a problem with crime’ becomes: ‘Australia has a higher than average level of criminal activity’. Perfect grammar involves using grammar according to its rules. You should focus on adding complex sentences in your essay writing, which are structured in a proper way. e.g. In the text, the theme of belonging is expressed through hyperbole and irony, techniques which enhance the sense of Juliet’s attachment to her home. Tense depends on whether you are writing about something that has happened previously (past); or is a constant (present). e.g. ‘Gerard is portrayed as a rebellious teenager, whose distrust of authority often causes conflict between his family, and results in violent outbursts.’ This is in ‘present’ tense because you are arguing this is an unchanging representation of the story. If you were to discuss the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’: The history of the event is in past tense. The effects on society today are present. Language needs to be simple and specific. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Right: Several species of American beaver are threatened with extinction as the result of heavy forest clearance and introduced species. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Wrong: Tragically, many unfortunate animals are threatened by logging. Wrong: Species of furry little beavers are needlessly threatened by the reckless and dangerous activity of unprecedented forest clearance. Wrong: Beavers are dying because of people. Your writing must interpret ideas, discuss them and represent them as fact. “The raven is a symbol which indicates desperation, and seeks to represent the narrator as ‘desperate’.” This statement is entirely opinion, yet is portrayed as if it were fact.
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APA Formatting_Formatting a Formal Essay
 
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APA Formatting
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Improve your Writing: Show, Not Tell
 
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Become a better writer, no matter what you're writing! I'll show you how to take simple, boring sentences and turn them to vibrant, expressive writing. As you practice this technique in your writing, you will find it carries over to your everyday spoken English as well. Before you know it, you'll be a more dynamic, compelling speaker and writer. Next, watch this video to improve your vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxjsWwgPjwM Take the quiz on this lesson at: https://www.engvid.com/english-writing-show-not-tell/ TRANSCRIPT Welcome back to engVid. Here we are with a writing lesson. We are looking at the skill of showing, not telling, and it's going to transform your writing as long as you put it into practice afterwards. "Show, not tell. What's he talking about?" When we're writing we want to avoid simple statements that don't really add any description or flavour. For example: "The man was stressed." [Snores] Boring. Instead, I want you to paint a picture, I really want you to describe the man is stressed without telling me that he is. So how can you do that? We're kind of trying to avoid this word, and describe it instead. So what's he doing? "The man was fidgeting. Ah, he's fidgeting. He's so stressed, he can't sort of stay still. And biting his nails." Okay? So pick out a couple of details that show how the person was. Next one: "The room was messy." Again, it's a simple, simple sentence. It's just one sort of main clause and it's not very interesting. Much better to describe the items in the room that make it messy. For example: "There was a leftover pizza, dirty clothes were strewn"... I'll write that word for you. That means they were covering the floor. "...and there were dirty plates and cups". Okay? These details give us the idea that it is messy. Example three: "The woman was confident." Okay, but it would be much more effective if you described how she was confident. So, how does she move? How do other people react to her? "She strode", that means she walked, but with purpose. Okay? So I've picked an interesting verb. "She strode into the room, and everyone turned their heads to notice her." Okay? Much clearer, more vivid idea of confidence than just saying she was confident. Example four: "The boy was careful." Tell us how he was careful. "He placed his favourite magazine in the top drawer of his cabinet." Okay? So we need to say exactly what he is placing, the object there has been missed out. "He placed"... There's no room for me to write it. You get the idea, he places his favourite book or magazine, and look how specific it is: "the top drawer of his cabinet". Next example: "The stadium was full." Again, I'm bored with this simple sentence construction. We need to make it more interesting. "The sound from the stadium was deafening", okay? And then give us some main action perhaps: "The sound from the stadium was deafening as the crowd rose up to chant the player's name." Okay? Give the sense that the stadium is full from what you can see and what you can hear. Okay? A couple of ones to describe weather. "It was hot." Okay? Well, a very young child could write a sentence like that, so if you're sort of a teenager or an adult, it's time to raise the bar. How can we tell that it is hot? Well: "The sun was causing damage to", "The sun was melting", "The sun was burning", "The sun was causing the lady's skin to turn red". Okay? Pick out details that show the effect. "It was cold. It was cold." How do we know it was cold? How cold did it feel? What can you see? "Drainpipes were freezing, ice was as thick as"... I don't know. "It was three inches thick." Whatever, you've got to show details rather than just stating things. -"It was windy." -"The umbrella was totally bent out of shape. The umbrella"-you know for keeping the rain off us-"was totally"-that means fully-"bent"-Yeah? Bent-"...out of shape", out of its normal position. "He found it funny." Right? How funny did he find it? Okay? Better to... For us to get the idea to picture what he was doing: "He was rolling around the floor in hysterics." Okay? When you're so... Find something so funny, you're like: [Laughs]. Okay? He can't control his body he finds it so funny. "Hysterics", that means like totally lost control. "Hysteria". Okay? Hysterics. "In hysterics" means finding something really, really funny. "The castle was captured." Right. I want to get a sense of drama. I want to imagine what's happening there at the castle. Is the king having his head cut off? Are the new army marching in? What's happening? "The new flag was hoisted up on high, greeted by a cheer from the crowd." Okay? Paint pictures, pick out details. Okay? It's good to have a range of adjectives, but how can you show those adjectives? How can you describe them instead? Thank you for watching today's video. Have a go at the quiz after this, and I'll see you very soon. Remember to subscribe. Bye.
How to write a hook
 
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Learn how to write a hook (attention-getting intro) for an essay. Video includes 5 kinds of hooks: inverted pyramid, fact/statistic, anecdote/personal experience, rhetorical question, and bold pronouncement. Also included are 3 hooks to avoid. Twitter @mistersato411
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5 Rules of Formal Academic Writing That Guarantee Better Essay Grades!
 
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Incorporate these 5 rules of formal writing into every assignment to guarantee yourself higher grades
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How to Write an Argumentative Essay - Planning
 
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Introducing the British Council’s How to Write an Argumentative Essay animated video series. This is the first 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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Planning, organising and writing academic essays (APA / Harvard)
 
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☛ For English subtitles, click on subtitles/closed captions This video uses APA / Harvard style referencing. It is found in the following subjects: ELC1012. Watch Dawn and find out how to plan, organise and write an effective academic essay. For more help with writing look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/writing.aspx Look at the R & W videos for lots more about writing effective academic essays: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBC72AD6E17CE72DA&feature=view_all Thanks to Dawn for appearing in the video. For more help with your English visit CILL: ★ Online: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/ ★ In person at A305 and Z213 ★ Map: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/images/campus_map.jpg ELC Code: P135.3.1
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√ Formal Writing Basics | Essay Writing | English
 
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#iitutor #English #EssayWriting https://www.iitutor.com/ Formal writing is the style you should be looking to achieve in writing essays. There are a number of qualities to formal writing which we will outline in this video. We will also go through some common language errors. Formal writing is third-person, impersonal and objective. This means that everything is written based on fact. Constructing an argument is simple as choosing which ‘fact’ supports your case, and allowing it to support your definition. Formal writing requires grammar to be used in a ‘perfect’ manner. Writing in complex sentences ensures each idea is detailed and explained. Formal writing is impersonal and must use ‘proper’ English. Consult grammar guides if you are unsure. Language is best described as scholarly or academic. It must avoid opinionated, emotional or unnecessarily descriptive statements. Academic language means you are presenting facts and indicating knowledge. It must be direct and explicit: as in, not vague. Your writing must be organised in a way where your interpretation can be represented as fact, rather than just your opinion. By providing your own definition, and basing your argument on your discussion and evidence, you are writing in a formal way. Some things to avoid: Contractions, You or I; we and us, Unnecessary adjectives, Vague, unspecific points, Opinionated statements and Starting with conjunctions.
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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT ESSAY | Oxford University Student
 
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I realised I forgot my into - aaaagh - youll have to imagine it because this took an hour and a half to upload. Also apologies for the sniffliness and for sounding Ed Milibandy this cold just wont budge! This video will discuss how to the perfect essay for Oxford Uni, A Levels and GCSEs. I am a first year student at the Uni of Oxford studying Archaeology and Anthropology. Reading: 0:36 Planning: 3:22 Structure: 8:03 Citations and Referencing: 14:18 Dealing with Procrastination: 19:04 I hope this is helpful and enjoyable! Please like, comment and subscribe :) For more Oxfordy posts and other fun stuff follow my instagram: @Just_a_little_roo
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Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay | 60second Recap®
 
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Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay, using an example from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Excerpt from "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide" by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/SpJhCS 0:01 Writing the thesis statement. Overview. 0:19 What you must do BEFORE you begin writing your thesis statement, 0:26 Sample assignment: from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne 0:37 Writing the thesis statement: Step One. Answer the question 1:08 Writing the thesis statement: Step Two. Refine your answer 2:10 Writing the thesis statement: Step Three. Choose the right supporting examples. 3:20 Writing the thesis statement: Step Four. Go Deeper! 3:40 Review of the sample assignment and the finalized thesis statement 4:07 Review of the four steps to a great thesis statement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acing Your Next Assignment" by Jenny Sawyer. At Amazon's Kindle Store... http://goo.gl/xobJFo WRITE AN A+ ESSAY: IT'S EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. I'm going to make a confession. I was a straight-A student in high school. I graduated summa cum laude from college. My senior thesis won the institution’s coveted essay-writing prize. Not thanks to raw brilliance, or dazzling talent. No, I knew how to write essays. You see, great essays aren’t necessarily written by the “best and brightest.” They're written by students who know the rules—from concept to thesis statement, from outline to final draft. Students who know how to get the best possible grade for the least amount of work. I’ll show you how you can, too. A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CONQUERING YOUR NEXT ESSAY ASSIGNMENT My name is Jenny Sawyer. Over the past five years, I’ve been the girl behind 60second Recap®. I've invested thousands of hours helping teens understand classic literature. I’ve answered countless emails seeking help with essay assignments. I’ve guided individual students, one-on-one, through the process of crafting thesis statements and writing essays, testing and refining the techniques I used when I was in school. Strategies I employed to nail essay after essay. Most people think A+ essays require hours of hard work. Or genius. I’d always had a hunch they’d thought wrong. Now, I'm certain of it: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO WRITE AN A+ ESSAY I’ve read mediocre essays from brilliant students. Great essays from ordinary students. What sets those A+ essay-writing students apart? They know how to analyze the assignment to keep themselves on track. I’ll show you how you can, too. YOU DON’T NEED LONG HOURS TO WRITE AN A+ ESSAY The best essays rarely take the most time. In fact, some nearly write themselves. How? With the right kind of preparation: A+ essay-writing students organize their research and cut their workload by as much as half. I’ll show you how you can, too. FORMULAS ARE NEVER THE ANSWER, BUT... A+ essays are never formulaic. But they have a lot in commont. A+ essays start strong with crisp, provocative thesis statements. A+ essays support those thesis statements with well-chosen examples and tightly-reasoned arguments—the hallmarks of persuasive writing. A+ essays finish strong, with conclusions that locked the reader into agreement with the essay’s thesis. A+ essays are written by students working from a simple framework: the five-paragraph essay format. I’ll show you how you can, too. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED: IT’S A HEAD GAME, YOU KNOW Ready to supercharge your essay-writing process? You can when you “think like a prosecutor.” I'll show you how. I’ll also reveal the courtroom “trick” you can use to save yourself time and trouble while you craft a great thesis statement. You'll see how you can use the strategies of a criminal trial to speed you through each step of the essay-writing process, from the organization of your research, to the writing of your thesis statement, to the polish of your final draft. It’s the first time I’ve ever set this strategy to paper. Now it’s all here for you, just a click away. YOUR A+ AWAITS. CLICK THIS LINK http://goo.gl/xobJFo AND GRAB YOUR COPY OF MY STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO ESSAY MASTERY
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IELTS Writing. How to make your IELTS essay formal
 
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Learn how to write an IELTS essay in a more formal and academic style! Do you want to prepare effectively for IELTS, under the guidance of professional IELTS trainers?  Then choose one of our effective online courses: https://masterieltsonline.net Try the first 3 days of the course FOR FREE.  Register now: https://masterieltsonline.com/en/account/registration/06c310c2-ba6f-4b30-b145-a5da011c7338 Take your first step towards the highest score in IELTS with us!
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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.
An Introduction to Academic Writing
 
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In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides a brief introduction to academic writing in English. More than just the passive voice and formal tone, the video begins by explaining how academic English acts as the “voice” of research and moves on to discuss a few general features of academic writing in English. The video concludes with a series of comments on the value and importance effective communication in written academic English.
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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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How to Write a  Formal Letter
 
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Need to write a formal letter for the IELTS general test, task 1? Maybe you just need to write emails for business or other purposes. In this video, we look at the basic structure and content of a formal letter.
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5 Idioms to Use in Your IELTS TOEFL Essay
 
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Idioms add natural style to your English writing. If used correctly, they can make your essay more interesting and engaging. These 5 idioms are useful when looking at two sides of a thing, a choice, a decision, and so on. These are especially good for advantages vs disadvantages type questions, compare, agree/disagree, and others.
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7 Ways to Improve English Writing Skills | IELTS | EXAM | ESSAY | ACADEMIC #Spon
 
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Formal Essay Writing - Mastering the Hooker Statement
 
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5 Paragraph Essay - Introductory Paragraph: Writing an Effective Hooker
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How to Use Formal and Informal English - English Speaking and Writing Fluency
 
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In this lesson, you can learn about formal and informal English. You’ll learn how to recognise and use formal and informal styles in your spoken and written English. See the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/formal-informal-english Contents: 1. Three Levels of Language 0:47 2. When to Use Formal, Neutral, or Informal Language 3:07 3. Sentence Structure in Formal and Informal English 6:18 4. Formal and Informal English Vocabulary 9:54 5. Directness in Formal and Informal English 13:58 6. Formal and Informal Written English 18:13 In this lesson you can learn: - The three levels of formality: Formal, Neutral, and Informal English. - When you should use formal, neutral, and informal English. - Sentence structure in formal and informal English. - Formal and informal English vocabulary. - Levels of directness in formal and informal English. - How to use formal and informal English in writing. See more free English lessons on our website: http://oxfordonlineenglish.com/
Views: 219385 Oxford Online English
IELTS Writing Task 2 Tips: Expressing your Opinion
 
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How to give your opinion in your IELTS essay. Learn if you can use "I" or "my" in your essay. This lesson gives tips for your IELTS essay writing. Learn how to express your opinion using an appropriate style for writing task 2.
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How to Write a College Paper : How to Structure an Outline for a College Paper
 
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Structure an outline for your paper with this free video on how to write a college paper. Whether it's for your thesis, an essay, or a story, you can learn how to write at a higher educational level. Expert: Kari Wethington Bio: Kari Wethington is a journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Karis experience includes reporting, editing, online journalism and video production. Filmmaker: Jason Sager
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How to write an Article (Cambridge First, Advanced; Blogs)
 
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Article writing is a very different style of writing and requires a different approach from the essay. In this lesson, we look at how to write for the Cambridge tests, as well as how to write for the web, including blogs and newsletters. Find out how to use a more playful language to capture a reader’s attention.
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MLA Style Essay Format - Word Tutorial
 
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MLA style essay formatting: margins, font, line spacing, header, info block, title, indentation, block quote, Works Cited. For a transcript of this video, please see http://polaris.umuc.edu/ewc/web/mla7.html
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Opinion Essay or Persuasive 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 This video is on how to write a successful persuasive, opinion-based academic essay in English. Students will learn how to structure and organize an opinion essay and will be given tips to make their essays successful. 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/opinion-essay-or-persuasive-essay/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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Academic Writing: Essay Format - English for Academic Purposes with Josh #16
 
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Watch this course live for free on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday at 22 30 GMT (22 30 GMT = https://goo.gl/b6lTKm). 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 This class covers the format of an academic APA essay including formatting and stylizing title pages, essay content, reference pages, and more. Also discussed is an overview of setting your default font and style settings in Google Docs. 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 Learn English with Josh at the Spokane College of English Language! http://www.usa-english.com
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HOW TO WRITE FORMAL LETTER
 
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https://youtu.be/6VMhqOjfvi8..... Formal Letter writing is very easy if you understand the correct format and prepare carefully. In this video of formal letter writing I have explained how to write a complaint letter. Watching this video will give you a clear idea about formal letter writing. https://youtu.be/6VMhqOjfvi8..... How to start a conversation?? https://youtu.be/rUp7XNxGVA0 ESSAY WRITING https://youtu.be/iPNfQULltxc
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Writing Letters: formal & informal English
 
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A letter to your friend and a cover letter for a job application are written very differently. Whether you work in business or are taking the general IELTS or CELPIP test, knowing the difference between informal and formal writing is a skill you should have. Watch this writing lesson, take our quiz, and check out our resource page to become a better writer. - Use the resource: http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/formal-informal-english/ - Take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/writing-letters-formal-informal-english/ http://www.engvid.com/ TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Emma, and in today's lesson we are going to learn about writing. What kind of writing? Writing letters. Okay? So this is important for people who work in business. It's also important for people who like to write letters to their friends maybe or to their grandparents in English. Also, it is very... It is a very useful video for anyone who is taking the general IELTS test. So if you're taking not academic, but general, this is an important video. And also, if you plan to immigrate to Canada and you want to do the Canadian immigration test which is called: "the CELPIP", this video is also... It will also be useful and helpful to you. Okay? So let's get started. What do I mean by "formal" and "informal"? "Informal" means something you would write to your friends, something you would write to your parents, - well, probably your parents unless you're afraid of your parents, then you might be more formal -, your classmates, your coworkers. Okay? So this is... It means it's not formal; it's for people you know well. On the other hand, "formal" English we use with strangers, we use with our boss, in the workplace, we use it in these different ways. So it's the English you really have to think about, whereas informal is kind of the relaxed English. So relaxed, serious. Okay? So, sometimes you will have to write a letter formally, maybe to your boss or your company, other times maybe you're on holiday and you want to write a letter to your friend, you'll use informal English. So what is the difference? Let's see. Informal English uses contractions. What are contractions? "Didn't", "wouldn't", "couldn't", "haven't", "hasn't". So if you see a verb with an apostrophe and then a "t", that is a contraction. Okay? It's very important to know this because in formal writing, you don't use contractions. "Didn't" would be: "Did not". I can write that for you. "Did not". Couldn't: could not, haven't: have not, can't: cannot. Okay? So that's one major difference. Another major difference between formal and informal writing is the use of idioms; the use of certain expressions. If I'm writing to my friend, maybe I'll say: "Oh, you know, I've been very under the weather lately." Meaning: I've been very sick. If I'm writing to my boss, I won't use idioms. If I'm writing a formal letter, I will not use idioms. Those aren't good to use in formal writing. Phrasal verbs, this is another thing we find in informal writing. What is a phrasal verb? It's a verb that has a preposition. Okay? So, for example: "find out", "find" is a verb, "out" is the preposition. "Go" is the verb, "up" is the preposition. So the... The preposition adds a different meaning to the verb. Phrasal verbs are very difficult to learn; we have so many of them in English. My students have told me phrasal verbs are one of the hardest parts of learning English, but it's possible, you can do it.
How to Write a Band 9 IELTS Essay - IELTS Writing Lesson
 
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In this lesson, you can see how to write a band 9.0 IELTS essay. You'll see the techniques and thought processes which you need to get a higher IELTS writing score. See the full version of this lesson with text here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/write-band-9-ielts-essay. This lesson will help you: - Go through the topic for the IELTS essay to make sure you understand how to answer it. - Organize your ideas before you begin writing your IELTS essay. - Understand how to use the introduction, body and conclusion paragraphs in your IELTS essay. - Use the best sentence structure for your IELTS essay. - Learn the best practices to get a band 9 on your IELTS essay. See more general English and IELTS lessons on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Comparison / Contrast Essays
 
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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 comparison/contrast essay. Students will learn the different styles of comparing and contrasting, and after the video, will be able to organize and write a more effective essay. 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/comparison-contrast-essays/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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√ Essay Style, Answering the Question | Writing Skills | English
 
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#iiutor #English #ComparativeStudies https://www.iitutor.com Essay Style First or Third Person? • Third person: requirement of formal style • “One can see that…” not “you can” • First person OR third can be used in personal response questions. Grammar • Important to be accurate • Choose between past or present tense and maintain this throughout: Shakespeare uses OR Shakespeare used • Present tense is preferable Sentences • Use varied sentence lengths • Shorten sentences to increase accuracy of expression • Use: dashes, colons, semicolons • Don’t use: ellipsis, parentheses Integrated or block? • Block essays: one text per paragraph, integrated and logical • Integrated: multiple texts in one paragraph • Not recommended as lead to waffling, poor structure, untraceable argument, lack of detail Introduction • Orientation of argument, question and opinion • Introduction to texts –unfamiliar related material • List points of essay: allows marker to follow reasoning throughout. The Body • “Vertebrae” – uniform units creating a pathway of proof • Each paragraph must address a new theme • Body paragraphs very strict, formulaic and repetitive: this will lead to the clearest argument. • 1-4 quotes per paragraph – different techniques • Linking paragraphs The conclusion • Not merely a summary • Show what your argument is and prove your philosophical point • Texts as evidence and examples in your main argument • Message: e.g. the importance of belonging to society • How the theme has changed over time • Your personal response
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How to Write an Introduction to an Argumentative Essay
 
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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
Views: 286087 Kevin deLaplante
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.
Papers & Essays: Crash Course Study Skills #9
 
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Writing research papers is an essential skill in your career as a student, and this week we’re going to help you do that like a pro. From figuring out where to begin, to finding the best systems, to breaking out of “research recursion system” (maybe just figuring out what that means), we’ve got you covered. Crash Course is made with Adobe Creative Cloud. Get a free trial here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html Resources: How to Write a Great Research Paper by Simon Peyton Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3dkRsTqdDA How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/253203.How_to_Become_a_Straight_A_Student Close Reading and Research: https://collegeinfogeek.com/writing-close-reading-research/ Writing and Editing Tips: https://collegeinfogeek.com/essay-writing-and-editing/ *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Bob Kunz, mark austin, William McGraw, Ruth Perez, Jason A Saslow, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Eric Prestemon, Malcolm Callis, Advait Shinde, Thomas Frank, Rachel Bright, Khaled El Shalakany, Ian Dundore, Tim Curwick, Ken Penttinen, Indika Siriwardena, Alexander Tamas, Caleb Weeks, Kathrin Janßen, Nathan Taylor, Andrei Krishkevich, Brian Thomas Gossett, Chris Peters, Kathy & Tim Philip, Mayumi Maeda, Eric Kitchen, SR Foxley, Evren Türkmenoğlu, Tom Trval, Cami Wilson, Justin Zingsheim, Moritz Schmidt, Jessica Wode, Daniel Baulig, Jirat -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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How to do visual (formal) analysis in art history
 
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Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Meadow, c. 1500, oil and egg on synthetic panel, transferred from wood, 67.3 x 86.4 cm (The National Gallery) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
How to Write an APA Abstract
 
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How to write an APA abstract for a formal APA paper or research study.
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Academic Report: Overall Structure
 
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Click on 'Captions' for English subtitles. For more information about writing academic reports looks here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/topics/reports.aspx For more information about referencing, look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/referencing/ Narrator: Phil Todd Writer and film editor: Keenan Manning Made using Powtoon: http://www.powtoon.com/ For more help with your English visit CILL: ★ Online: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/ ★ In person at A305 and Z213 ★ Map: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/images/campus_map.jpg Created by the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/ http://www.polyu.edu.hk/web/en/home/index.html R1.1
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Formal writing voice
 
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Rules on formal writing voice in essays
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Write an A+ essay about ART in 4 STEPS!
 
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#khanacademytalentsearch Ellie Pinzarrone shares four steps for creatives to consider when writing a visual analysis. Created by Ellie Pinz Studio http://www.elliepinz.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElliePinz Four tips specifically for creative minds to help you get an A+ when you are writing about art I never sit down and write a perfect essay intro, content, and conclusion. For me writing about art is more like putting together a puzzle! That is the mindset you should have when you approach your writing project! The painting we'll be using for this exercise is Vermeer's "A Lady Writing" c. 1665. courtesy of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC Step 1: Make a mini Mind Map. Make a mini drawing of the painting to help you see the shapes more clearly! Around the drawing make little descriptive notes, include your general observations (what you SEE not THINK) describe using elements of art: line, color, light, shape, figures, space, surface plane, and texture Step 2: The Nutshell: Based on your observations if you had to describe it in a nutshell what would you say? What does the work remind you of? Step 3: What has the artist achieved in this painting? Evaluate the work based on visual evidence Step 4: Organize in paragraph format! Description, analysis, and evaluation! Start and end with a POW!
Views: 39210 Ellie Pinzarrone
Style in Expository Essays
 
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Hey there dude! This lesson is sick... Although that informal writing style is okay among friends, or California surfers, it's not the kind of style you want in a formal essay. Check out this lesson to make sure your essay has just the right style.
Views: 272 Eric Buffington
Extended Essay Formal Presentation (First Exams 2018)
 
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Link to Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6y_TVoVMKT8a0otajBTeUtWVmM?usp=sharing Link to Zotero Lecture: https://youtu.be/hRZlqo6nzVk In this short presentation, I introduce a template you will find helpful when writing your Extended Essay. I've adapted this to the new Extended Essay (class of 2018 onward). Table of Contents: 00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Introduction 01:56 - Title page 02:17 - Table of Contents 03:04 - Illustrations and Tables 04:26 - Introduction 05:00 - Headings 06:44 - Investigation 06:58 - Conclusion 07:35 - Word Count 09:21 - Assessment Criteria 10:23 - Figures and Tables Examples 11:41 - References 12:23 - Appendices 14:13 - Final Thoughts
Views: 4462 Lucas Anderson
IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Correction #2
 
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In this video, I assess a student's essay answer for an IELTS Task 2 question. By seeing how a teacher assesses, corrects and evaluates a writing Task 2 essay, you will be able to see different styles and the rules needed for writing a formal essay for your exam. It is important to develop your own critical thinking skills in order to evaluate sample and model answers that you see in IELTS books and on websites. Many of these essays have both strengths and weaknesses, and by understanding both aspects, you will be able to improve your own formal academic writing and score a high band score in the IELTS exam. These skills for writing formal academic essays will also benefit you when you need to write essays, dissertations, or theses in university. It will help you to improve your academic vocabulary and advance your English skills so that you can become a fluent English speaker and a proficient writer. You are able to win the opportunity to get your essay corrected by a qualified IELTS teacher for free. You also have an opportunity to win a free pass to my IELTS Writing Task 2 Online Course on Udemy which will show you how to achieve above a band 7 in IELTS writing. To win this, you just need to enter your essay answer and full name into the YouTube comments and I will pick a winner. Make sure you subscribe to English 4 Uni and join our Facebook group, English 4 Uni. Visit Hippo Educational Technologies where our goal is to improve your English fluency & skills to succeed at university and beyond. We will help you to advance your vocabulary with our new app, prepare you for IELTS and develop your academic skills for university. Find us at www.hippoedtech.com
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How to Write a Summary
 
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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 successful summary in academic English. Students will learn the important do's and don'ts of summary writing and be able to read a text and summarize it more effectively. 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/2013/06/26/how-to-write-a-summary/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
Views: 1113194 Smrt English