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Check out this diagram to understand the basics of brainstorming an essay.
Here is a great example of how you can brainstorm about a general topic!
Try filling in this blank brainstorming worksheet next time you need to compose an essay in English.
This worksheet will help illustrate the way in which different rhetorical styles (the way we naturally speak/express ideas) can be reorganized to fit the standard American university essay format.
The Writing Process
Here is a useful guide to "The Writing Process." Feel free to refer to this whenever you want to take your writing assignment from brainstorming all the way to a final draft!
Have some fun with these journal topics. Do not worry about being correct, journal writing is about getting your ideas on paper for fun!
Try practicing with this formal writing assignment. Remember: You should be careful about your spelling and grammar when you write formally.
Active vs Passive Voice
Many students have trouble knowing how to make active and passive sentences. This brief guide will help you understand the difference between the two, as well as how to recognize passive sentences which could be made active.
Here is some information discussing some of the basics aspects of commonly used academic writing styles. Please use these as a starting point for your writing, and explore other possible ways to improve your academic writing!
MLA Paraphrasing and Basic Citation
Here is a quick overview of the way to properly paraphrase and use simple MLA citation to document information you use in your academic writing.