The Elements of Academic Style | How to Write Better Essays

The Elements of Academic Style | How to Write Better  Essays

The Elements of Academic Style | How to Write Better Essays

10 Essential Rules for Writing Better College Papers | Beyond Grammar & Punctuation | Foundation Course

Language: english

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Instructor(s): Massey English

Description

You have a good grasp of grammar, but you’re still not getting the grades you think you deserve.  If you’re like most college freshmen, you haven’t really been taught how to write with style.  You know about punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling, but you don’t know how to make your writing shine.

The Elements of Academic Style is a foundational course covering 10 of the most important rules for writing amazing academic papers.

Through short lectures, mini-quizzes, and hands-on assignments, you will learn how harmony and power can breathe life into your prose.

The secrets to harmony are 5 :

  1. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence

  2. Make supporting details related

  3. Connect ideas with linking words

  4. Express similar ideas with a similar form

  5. Keep related words together

To unleash powerful prose, follow these 5 : 

  1. Use the active voice

  2. Make sentences positive

  3. Use concrete and precise language

  4. Throw out needless words

  5. Avoid a series of similar sentence structures

About the instructor: 

Energetic and innovative Canadian English language professional with 10 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adolescents and adults in prestigious universities and institutions in Canada and abroad. Driven to deliver engaging lessons to reluctant learners, foster communication and inspire students to reach their goals set through individualized progress plans based on students’ specific needs. Harnesses the power of Web 2.0 tools to maximize learning opportunities while fostering student engagement.

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