22 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.

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…

Understand Your Audience

Communication is a two-way exercise. Without knowing something about your readers you’ll rarely get your ideas across. What are their goals and priorities? What pressures do they face? What motivates them? The most important things to realize about all readers – especially in business – are: • They are busy • They don’t necessarily feel…

Poetry…no rhyme or reason.

Roses are red, violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and so are you. Now THAT’S a poem! It rhymes and gets right to the point. All poetry should be like that, right? Well, I have a feeling that many of the greatest poets would disagree, vehemently. But there are many that begin their journey with…

The “to be” Verb in College Writing

There are several ways to write a college essay. One thing professors look for is how does your essay sound? How does it flow? Does it feel good, or is it unnatural? One way to help the flow of your paper is by eliminating as many unnecessary “to be” verbs as you can. It sounds…

Finding a Theme

A common problem I find among middle school students and perhaps even high school students is that they cannot develop a theme after reading a short story or even watching a short film. However, this can easily be remedied.

The Currency Of Knowledge

The first of many benefits of staying in school is having the grades to qualify you for a full scholarship to the best universities in the land. A degree can open doors to career paths and social circles not otherwise possible. In all, the right frame of mind, sheer will and determination, can lead to…

Remember the Basics

Written Language and conversational language require an entirely different presentation.

So you want to write a summary?

For a student who is only just beginning to read and write, writing a summary can be baffling. Often, a beginning student will just rewrite everything they read (sometimes word for word), or forget everything they’ve read before they have a chance to write a summary. The latter is precisely why they need a summary-…

Tips on Writing an Interesting Essay

Essays are a necessary part of high school, and most certainly college. The structure of an essay is simple. Much like math formulas, there is a formula for essay structure. During my time in college, the all too familiar requirement came up in my writing assignments. This was “be sure that you connect your thoughts”.…

Rhetorical Techniques

Would you like to give your essay or research paper extra punch and impress your teacher or instructor to influence your mark?

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