68 Writing Tutorials

These Writing tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Writing help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Structuring an Argument: The Toulmin Model

The art of effective arguing is lost on most people these days, but you don’t have to be one of them wandering in the dark. Luckily, our friend Mr Toulmin has put together a little model to help us craft coherent arguments. And to help you write better essays.

Organizing An Essay

You have to write an essay. Its due date is coming up or it’s just been assigned–either way, it needs to get written. The first step is to gather up what you want to say. The second step is to organize it. So how do you organize an essay? It’s easier than you think. All…

Without a Prompt

Writing can feel overwhelming for some students – even college students will have trouble writing essays or reports because there are so many ways to express an idea. Often, students’ biggest struggle is writing without a prompt.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

Have you ever had the perfect idea for an essay but can’t seem to figure out how to properly word your thesis statement? I’m here to help you craft a thesis statement for your draft that you can feel confident about.

Writing an Essay or Making an Informative Speech

Students often struggle with how to begin, develop and conclude an essay or an informative speech. A simple three-step process works for both.

Ask Good Questions

Writing should be persuasive. If you don’t convince someone to your point of view, convince them that you know what you’re talking about in a way that is bold but not aggressive.

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Write

No matter the major, no matter the school, college students do a lot of writing. Your English instructors will be throwing assignments at you as soon as you walk through the door, and even your other instructors want see what you’re made of. But what do you do when you don’t know what to write…

Word Origins Part A

The English language spoken today developed over thousands of years. Some important early influences on modern English are described below. – Old English: Many simple one-syllable English words are derived from this Germanic language, originally spoken by peoples who invaded Britain in the fifth century C.E. Examples: arm, be, cow, earth, farther, hate, house, love,…

Execution of your fictional story (part 2 of writing a fictional story)

In part one of this series I addressed the issue of creating your fictional story and how to do prewriting and brainstorming, a part of writing which I find to be both the hardest and the most dull. However if you have reached this point then you are on to the fun part of your…

How to create an engaging fictional story

Now I have gone through multiple classes in which I was tasked with creating a fictional story from scratch or based on a writing prompt. In these situations it can be daunting to come up with an idea you find will be engaging to you and to the teacher but in this easy to follow…