43 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.

Is “Social Media” Singular or Plural?

Social media has become an important form of communication since its first official political use to garner support for the grassroots campaign that led President Obama to victory. Today, President Trump places even higher priority on this form of communication by making official statements via Twitter. With this level of use, there is no doubt…

Writing is in the Eyes of the Beholder!

Many students are confused with simple words and their usage: such as the words, to, two and too. They sound the same but all can change the meaning of a sentence. Other words like lose and loose or chose or choose. To illustrate: “If a cat’s babies are called kittens, why wouldn’t a rat’s babies…

How to Compose a Well-Developed Introduction

Have you ever read the first paragraph of an essay or story and still had no idea what the paper or plot was about? Perhaps so much was said that you felt overwhelmed with what you might be in for. Well, you don’t want that to be your mistake! A well-developed introduction will entice your…

How to Compose a Good Thesis Statement

If you are asked to write any type of persuasive paper- especially a formal argumentative paper- you will need to be able to compose a good thesis statement. Of course, this can only happen after you have carefully selected a topic for your essay. In order to compose a complete thesis statement that is neither…

How to formulate a thesis

A thesis is defined by Merriam- Webster dictionary as “a position or proposition that a person (such as a candidate for scholastic honors) advances and offers to maintain by argument.” Simply put, a thesis is a statement you make that the one who made said statement will aim to prove. A thesis is arguably the…

For All Their Blessings, Computers Have Hurt Writing

In two bestsellers during the 1970s, “Strictly Speaking” and “A Civil Tongue,” the late television journalist Edwin Newman asked rhetorically: “Will America be the death of English?” I wonder what Newman would think of the text trash that permeates so much of our writing today: “u makes me so hupy … can we b 2gether…

Basics of the Essay

Does an essay assignment strike fear and dread into your heart? No longer! Learn the basics of a well-organized essay on any subject.

Journaling in Early Education

Many students find themselves in a position where they must write an essay or story for school; but because they either lack the skills or the confidence in their ability, they do not complete the task. Journaling gets a student interested and involved in daily writing, and in activities that help when faced with new…

Story Decisions Can Sometimes Make Editors (Sic)

The Associated Press Stylebook is the gold standard for grammar, spelling, punctuation, language use, and so much more, providing consistent guidelines for writers for nearly 65 years. An editor would be foolhardy to question such an arbiter of proper usage. I proceed.

Thesis Statements Made Easy!

What even is a Thesis Statement!? This is a question myself and many other like me asked when first hearing this term being thrown around in high school. It seemed intimidating to even think about, let alone write! Worry not, whether it is your first time writing one or you are writing one for the…

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