52 English Tutorials

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When to use certain words

Quite a lot of people still seem to have difficulty when or where to apply to, two, too, were, we’re, where, there, their, they’re. Hopefully we can break down some of these to be better understood, and less of a hassle to work with in the future.

MLA Format- CITING A NOVEL

Writing a paper? Can’t remember how to cite that novel you quoted on the second page? No worries! Very simple!

Social Media

People tend to write how they talk on Social Media.

Learning to Decipher Challenging Writing and Old English

Writers, even the historical ones, have feelings. I know that that is a shocking thing to realize, but it’s true. When you learn to connect with what feelings any given writer is trying to express, it makes it easy to understand passages that otherwise seemed to be too wordy or complex.

Reading Section 1

When it comes to reading, it is easier to understand what the piece is about when you deconstruct it. For books, textbooks, or short stories, I recommend breaking them up by paragraph. First read one paragraph and break down the sentences by what you think they mean. This will give you a better understanding of…

How to use “whom”

Generally, students have a lot of diffuculty understanding how to use “whom” instead of “who” when appropriate. This can lead to the writing sounding awkward if “whom” is unused, or even worse when used incorrectly. “Who is coming over?” “For whom the bell tolls.” Each of these above sentences uses “who” and “whom” correctly.

How to write a thesis statement

One of the first steps to writing any paper is to identify what your paper is going to be about. In most cases this is known as your thesis statement; the thing in which your paper is going to focus on proving/explaining. A lot of students stress out over writing their thesis statements, but I…

The best writing practices after 2500 years

I’m new to the roundtable and haven’t read my colleagues’ advice on writing, and I am sure some is sound. I haven’t taught composition long — only three years. I haven’t published anything though at long last I have a few things that may be worth writing, and more importantly worth reading. My credentials are…

Reducing Redundancy

One of the most important lessons a writer can learn is how to write simply and clearly. This sounds…well simple, but it is one of the hardest parts of writing. Mark Twain once said, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” It is difficult to say a lot with a…

Italics vs Quotes

When it comes to titles of things, when do you use italics, underlines, and quotes? Here’s a quick way to remember.

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