Many teachers have experienced students who for one reason or anther, procrastinate when it comes to starting their essay. This article identifies the characteristics of people who procrastinate and offers some basic principles to assist them in breaking this unproductive pattern.
This little book is a dream come true for teachers of senior students and university students alike. It addresses core curriculum elements such as analyzing, persuading, comparing, justifying etc, giving a clear explanation of what these skills are, written examples of each text type, and useful sentence starters and phrases. This book is perfect for students who have great ideas but need a little assistance in using more mature language to express their ideas.
The following video clip discusses the importance of students having content specific language which will will enable them to write about a particular topic or issue. This concept is relevant for elementary students through to university students.
This resource is particularly useful for students who struggle to find the language to express their ideas. It provides an excellent array of sentence starters for various contexts and for each section of an essay - introduction, body and conclusion.
This resource is designed to walk senior high school, college and university students through the process of essay writing. It presents a concept such as ensuring pronouns are kept consistent to make an essay more cohesive. It provides examples and offers students examples to practice the skill before applying it to their work. It also contains an excellent section on sentence starters.
In this article, a teacher shares their experience teaching a class to receive and act on feedback provided on a piece of work. The author depersonalizes the issue for students by using one of his own pieces of writing . Through this, he addresses the notion that many high school students struggle to receive constructive criticism and to take it on board and apply it to their work. The article also outlines a list of strategies that will help students to improve their writing.
For students who struggle to write the opening sentence of their paragraphs, this article, written from a business English approach, explains the purpose of opening sentences. The writer discusses the use of them across a variety of genres, providing examples of each.
If you find yourself frustrated by students who sit staring at a blank page all lesson, then this article will give you a greater understanding of students who experience writer's block by defining it and looking at some of the issues behind it. The article identifies some of the contributing factors to writer's block and offers some strategies on how to minimize its effects.