79 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.

How to Write for the Web: Part 2

In How to Write for the Web: Part 1, we mastered using the inverted pyramid, writing in short paragraphs, making your content easily scannable, and taking the proper amount of time to edit. But there’s still so much to learn, my young grasshoppers. So join me for part 2 of How to Write for the…

How to Argue Better: The Rhetorical Situation

The art of effective arguing is lost on most folks these days, but you don’t have to be one of them wandering in the dark. With an understanding of Mr. Bitzer’s “Rhetorical Situation” you’ll have one more tool to help you craft better arguments and write better essays.

The writing prompt: STAAR-English I

The first stumbling block a student encounters in the written composition section of the English I STAAR test is the prompt. The prompt appears so general, but is in fact quite specific. Without a proper understanding of what is asked for, students often come up short on this section of the test. A box containing…

How to Write for the Web: Part 1

Looking for a career in writing or journalism? Starting a blog is a good way to show off your skills to a future employer. That is, if you’re doing it correctly. Writing for the Web isn’t like any other kind of writing, so learning a few basic skills can really help you stand out in…

How to Start Writing an Essay

We all know how hard it can be to transfer the thoughts in your head onto the paper on your desk. Especially when your grade depends on it.

How to Write A First Draft

No matter what you’re writing, starting it is often the hardest part. You may have plenty of ideas and not know where to begin, or you may have no ideas and have nothing to begin with. Regardless of your situation, once you take that first step you’ll often find that writing becomes much easier, and…

How to Do Good Research

Research is the foundation for many types of academic essays, and it can be difficult to write a good essay without a good foundation. Research takes time and effort, and it will probably take up a significant portion of the time you spend working on your assignment. Doing thorough research will make your essay stronger…

How to Organize an Academic Essay

Even if you have great ideas, disorganization can be a big roadblock to a successful essay. Keeping your paper clear and organized will make your arguments easier to understand and will make the paper easier to read. When you’re struggling to come up with ideas, the proper structure can also help you develop your arguments…

How to Write a Conclusion Paragraph

Like a perfect gymnast’s routine, a good essay all comes down to the dismount. You warm-up with an introduction. And in your body paragraphs you twist and turn — all while trying to keep a balanced argument. But if you really want to stick the landing, you’ll need a strong conclusion.

Get Your Readers’ Attention!

When you’re required by your instructor to write an essay, what can you do to make your essay memorable from 30, 50, or even 150 other essays your instructor has to read? If you are free to state your opinion, state it from the heart. If you are assigned to submit an essay over material…

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