Monday, October 26, 2015



Before you can begin to write, you need to arm yourself with information and ideas. This stage of writing is called prewriting.



Once you’ve gathered ideas and information in the prewriting stage, it’s time to start putting them on paper. This stage of the writing process is called drafting, and it will be the first time that you write your ideas in paragraph form.



After you have completed your draft, the next step is to revise, or improve your writing.




After completing a piece of writing, you may want to share your work with others. You can begin thinking about your presentation as early as the prewriting stage when you define your audience. The nature of your writing will affect how and where you might present your writing.



Outlining is a way to organize your information before you begin writing. In the prewriting stage you gather information and generate ideas. Outlining gives you a way to structure those ideas. One way to make an outline is to transfer information from your prewriting material to index cards. You can then arrange the cards by main topic and supporting details. In an outline, use roman numerals to indicate main topics and use capital letters for subtopics. Under each subtopic, list details using regular numbers and lowercase letters. If you divide a topic into subtopics, always use at least two subtopics. Part of an outline for a report on Renaissance figures might look like this:

THE WRITING PROCESS: Writing Effective Sentences


Effective sentences are one of the most powerful tools a writer has. You can alter the tone and style of our writing simply by changing the patterns of your sentences. Consider these strategies when writing sentences. Vary the length of your sentences. Don’t use all long sentences or all short sentences. Also vary the structure of your sentences.

THE WRITING PROCESS: Builing Paragraph


Supporting details in a paragraph can be arranged in several ways. Chronological order places events in the order in which they happened. Spatial order describes how objects might appear to an observer. Compare/contrast order shows similarities and differences among the items you are writing about.

THE WRITING PROCESS: Paragraph Ordering


When you revise a first draft, check the unity and coherence of paragraphs. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, which states the main idea of the paragraph, as well as supporting details related to the topic sentence. Be sure the comparisons are understandable. Check chronological details for proper order and make sure that spatial details are clear. Finally, link the ideas together properly by using effective transitions.

How to write citation in text?

APA in-text citations
Write the author’s last name. And the year of publication. Do not include the month of publication.
One author and no direct quote: You can write the author's last name inside or outside the parenthesis depending on what works best for you and your text.
Patel (2012) has shown that, in this context, the ideas and suggestions from the people involved are important.
In this context, the ideas and suggestions from the people involved are important (Patel, 2012).

How to write citations?
Scientific journal
Citation in the text
(Smith, 2012)
Citation in the bibliography
Smith, J. M. (2012). Article title. Journal Title, 44(3), 21-32.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Essay Cases

1. Listen to the song "El Condor Pasa" on this blog (If I could) and write an essay.
2. Watch "Three Idiots", an Indian film with English subtitle on and write an essay.
3. Read the short story "Luck" by Mark Twain on this blog or and write an essay.

"El Condor Pasa" lyrics

"Luck" by Mark Twain

I was at a dinner in London given in honor of one of the most celebrated English military men of his time. I do not want to tell you his real name and titles. I will just call him Lieutenant General Lord Arthur Scoresby.
I cannot describe my excitement when I saw this great and famous man. There he sat, the man himself, in person, all covered with medals. I could not take my eyes off him. He seemed to show the true mark of greatness. His fame had no effect on him. The hundreds of eyes watching him, the worship of so many people did not seem to make any difference to him.

A sample of opening page (MLA style essay)

A sample of title page (MLA style essay)

How to begin an essay?


Title page: If the title requires two or more lines, double space the lines.
And write the title in capitals without underlining and enclosing it in quotation mark.
However, do underline published works that appear as part of your title.

How to improve your essay writing by using linking words?

1.    Once it stops raining, we will leave.
2.    Whenever I see her, I say hello.
3.    I will never speak to him as long as I live.

How to correct your essay yourself by using websites?

Visit these websites below to correct your essays before sending them to the teacher.

EFU Tele Lesson 20 "Seasons and Weather"

EFU Tele Lesson 19 "What sports can you play?"

EFU Tele Lesson 18 "I'm hungry"

EFU Tele Lesson 17 "Tell me about your furniture"

EFU Tele Lesson 16 "Home sweet home"

EFU Tele Lesson 15 "What's the matter?"

EFU Tele Lesson 14 "The Body"

EFU Tele Lesson 13 "What are you wearing?"

EFU Tele Lesson 12 "How is the weather?"

EFU Tele Lesson 11 "What day is it?"

EFU Tele Lesson 10 "What time is it?"

EFU Tele Lesson 9 "Where do you work?"

EFU Tele Lesson 8 "What do you do?"

EFU Tele Lesson 7 "These are my relatives"

EFU Tele Lesson 6 "My family"

EFU Tele Lesson 5 "Do you speak English?"

EFU Tele Lesson 4 "Where are you from?"

EFU Tele Lesson 3 "What does she look like?"

EFU Tele Lesson 2 "How are you?"

EFU Tele Lesson 1 "Nice to meet you"