Courses

College Writing Made Simple is designed to help you learn the steps in writing an academic essay.  You will look closely at poverty as you research and develop a cause and effect essay.

TOEFL 301 On the TOEFL iBT writing section, you will be asked to write two academic essays – the first one is integrated writing, and the second one is independent writing. In another course, we will talk about integrated writing, but in this course we will discuss independent writing.

Handouts for Writing Classes

Intermediate Writing Handouts help learners master academic writing skills.

Thesis Statement The Thesis Statement tells the reader what the topic is, and then, gives direction as to what the writer will say about the topic.The topic can be a single word…

The Cause and Effect Essay gives reasons why something happened. They explain either the situations or actions that caused something to…

The Problem – Solution Essay discusses a problem, and then provides a plan for its solution. We often use this type of essay when we what to persuade others…

The Argumentative Essay expresses an opinion for or against a controversial issue. As the writer, you must establish your position and persuade your readers to…

In Opinion Essay the writer attempts to persuade readers that their opinion on a certain controversial subject is correct….

The Compare and Contrast Essay is used to examine similarities and differences between two places, people or ideas. Writing a compare and contrast essay helps us

Summary / Response Essay- As you write a summary, arrange the main points in approximately the same order as they appeared in the original article. Throughout the summary make…

Summarize – Summarizing information is an important part of your educational experience. It not only helps you understand passages and texts more thoroughly, but it also helps…

Paraphrase – We often need to borrow an idea or concept from an author to support our position. One way we do this is by paraphrasing; putting someone else’s ideas into our own words. To avoid …

Annotated Bibliography – Why do I need to do an annotated bibliography?
Your teacher may ask you to do an annotated bibliography on a research project. This will help you determine whether…

Academic Language – Academic language is a more sophisticated use of grammar and vocabulary. Words or sentences that are typically appropriate in everyday language…