62 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.

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

No matter your discipline, no matter the school, college students do a lot of writing. Your English 101 instructors will be throwing writing assignments at you as soon as you walk through the door to see what you’re made of, and even your other instructors want to hear what you have to say. But what…

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…

Your, You’re and There, They’re and Their

When it comes to the English language, many can become confused when trying to determine which form of words that they should be using. The words: Your, You’re and the words There, They’re and Their all sound the same, so why does it matter which spelling you use when writing down your ideas? The answer:…

Being creative yet concise

When writing creative pieces, it is easy to get wrapped up in the beauty of words. Teachers and professors often encourage students to add descriptions, created imagery that captures readers’ attention, and practice such techniques as simile and metaphor to create sentences that evoke feeling and emotion. However, all of these techniques can quickly turn…

English Paper 101

The dreaded English paper and you’re waiting till the last minute. I always did. The one thing you lack in doing that is the ability to double check your work. Double checking your work will catch most of these initial errors in writing. Sometimes it could be as simple as punctuation or spelling and others…

How to Structure a Historical Paper

Begin by having a basic knowledge of your subject; for instance, Women’s rights and equality during the French Revolution. Do research into your topic and understand where you are going to go within your paper: your BROAD IDEA. What are you trying to prove? Who are you convincing (your audience)? What is the purpose of…

Essay writing.

You have an essay assignment. How well do you creatively present it? Breathing life into your piece? Connecting more with your reader than just presenting facts.

Writing a Thesis

Billy has read, Bridge to Terabithia, and now has to write a 5-paragraph essay. Unfortunately he is struggling on how to write a thesis, for his introduction paragraph.

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