Writing-related Lessons for Learning English (ESL)
A sentence ordering activity for argumentative essays in the block format. Contains introduction, counter-argument, and refutation. EAP/EFL
Students assess 14 situations to determine if they are plagiarism or academic dishonesty. APA/MLA worksheet designed for EAP/college class.
In pairs, students use this checklist to give feedback to each other on their argumentative essay's structure, content, and APA formatting.
Punctuation: Learn the difference between parentheses (rounded brackets), commas, and em-dashes when adding extra information to sentences.
A description of my experience using Grammarly, the grammar/spelling/punctuation plug-in.
See our list of business-related topics for an argumentative essay (marketing, advertising, human resources, economics, ethics, tax, etc.)
Learn to use page breaks in Microsoft Word/Google Docs to start a new page. This will allow your paper to display uniformly in all software.
See an outline for an argumentative essay and read examples of counter-argument and refutation paragraphs. (For college/EAP students)
Learn what information to include in a research abstract, see examples of two abstracts, and read advice on abstract language. (EAP/Academic English)
Get help on forming a research question and subquestions for college-level survey assignments. See examples.
Avoid plagiarism by learning the difference between patchwriting and plagiarism. Read examples and do exercises to avoid patchwriting in essays and papers.
Teach students to identify peer-reviewed academic sources with this worksheet (designed for EAP/university writing class).
Study the differences between academic English and general English. Read rules/examples and then complete the exercises (for EAP/ESL students).
Download a free worksheet on the 7th edition of the APA style guide to review differences in citation, references, and other key changes.
Teach your EAP students to avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing and using APA & MLA in-text citations. This worksheet was designed for academic purposes.
10 common writing mistakes (mainly grammar and punctuation) by ESL/EFL students. Students, try to correct the errors. English teachers, download the free worksheet.
Samples of tactful & diplomatic emails for writing and reading practice. For ESL students interested in examples of business communication.
Worksheet with exercises for practicing tone, audience, tact, criticism, and passive/active voice in business e-mails/communication.
Review of coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS), subordinating conjunctions, and conjunctive adverbs (transition words). Includes writing exercises. ESL/EAP.
A template for students to practice writing a LinkedIn profile. Good for writing practice.
Five paraphrasing techniques students can use to avoid plagiarism - synonyms, voice, word forms, negations, & order. For ESL/EAP writing.
Key expressions and outline for writing a letter to a politician or member of parliament in English.
A template students can complete before their write their standard 5-paragraph academic essay.