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Formal Writing
 
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Watch Shaun's Smrt Live Class live for free on YouTube every Thursday at 17 00 GMT (17 00 GMT = https://goo.gl/cVKe0m). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In this video, we will discuss the important differences between formal and informal language in written English. Students will learn the formal style which is more appropriate for academic English writing. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Exercise: http://smrtvideolessons.com/2013/07/26/formal-writing/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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Academic Style (Academic Writing)
 
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The do's and don'ts of academic writing. 20 key points on how to write academically with practice activity. Academic Style: info & worksheet https://academic-englishuk.com/academic-style Academic Writing: https://academic-englishuk.com/writing Academic Writing Book 4th ed by S.Bailey https://www.routledge.com/Academic-Writing-A-Handbook-for-International-Students-4th-Edition/Bailey/p/book/9781138778504
Views: 13051 Academic English UK
Academic Writing Style
 
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This video discusses the difference between formal and informal academic writing. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to get updates from OSU Flipped ESL! Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/OSUflippedESL For more information about the OSU ESL Programs, visit http://esl.osu.edu.
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The Tone of Academic Writing
 
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Learn the key differences between a formal and an informal style of writing. For more information, please visit http://www.natureofwriting.com/tone-and-audience/
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An Introduction to Academic Writing
 
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In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides a brief introduction to academic writing in English. More than just the passive voice and formal tone, the video begins by explaining how academic English acts as the “voice” of research and moves on to discuss a few general features of academic writing in English. The video concludes with a series of comments on the value and importance effective communication in written academic English.
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Third Person Writing Style
 
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What is a formal writing style? Third person academic writing. What is formal writing in English? What is an informal writing style? What does it mean to write in a formal way? Learn the expectations of college writing versus high school. See examples of formal and informal writing styles. Learn how to write in third person vs. first person; academic writing guidelines. ORDER YOUR GRAMMAR & PROOFREADING BOOKS (DISCOUNTS ON LULU.COM) The Good Grammar Workbook for Adult Learners http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/the-good-grammar-workbook/paperback/product-23150195.html Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copy Editing & Business Writing (LULU) http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/grammar-essentials-for-proofreading-copyediting-business-writing/paperback/product-23765288.html Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copy Editing & Business Writing (AMAZON) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718901232/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_Mc2vBbKDDSY7R Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills (LULU) http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/proofreading-power-skills-drills/paperback/product-23744602.html Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills (AMAZON) http://a.co/2H8rY5a Online Writing Classes: www.arhampton.com © 2011-2019 by Ashan R. Hampton, Cornerstone Communications. All rights reserved.
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Formal vs Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them
 
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http://EzineArticles.com/ Before you start writing any article, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is "Who's my audience?" Answering this question will help you decide if you should use a formal writing style or an informal writing style. Watch this video to discover the difference between the two writing styles.
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√ Formal Writing Style | Essay Writing | English
 
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#iitutor #English #EssayWriting https://www.iitutor.com/ Let’s have a look at formal writing in detail. It is essential that you employ these techniques in your essay writing, to not only make sure you are using correct structure, it also gives your answer more authority. Impersonal writing involves using objective details that do not refer to ‘you’. For instance, ‘we’ needs to be replaced by specifically who ‘we’ represents. ‘We have a problem with crime’ becomes: ‘Australia has a higher than average level of criminal activity’. Perfect grammar involves using grammar according to its rules. You should focus on adding complex sentences in your essay writing, which are structured in a proper way. e.g. In the text, the theme of belonging is expressed through hyperbole and irony, techniques which enhance the sense of Juliet’s attachment to her home. Tense depends on whether you are writing about something that has happened previously (past); or is a constant (present). e.g. ‘Gerard is portrayed as a rebellious teenager, whose distrust of authority often causes conflict between his family, and results in violent outbursts.’ This is in ‘present’ tense because you are arguing this is an unchanging representation of the story. If you were to discuss the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’: The history of the event is in past tense. The effects on society today are present. Language needs to be simple and specific. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Right: Several species of American beaver are threatened with extinction as the result of heavy forest clearance and introduced species. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Wrong: Tragically, many unfortunate animals are threatened by logging. Wrong: Species of furry little beavers are needlessly threatened by the reckless and dangerous activity of unprecedented forest clearance. Wrong: Beavers are dying because of people. Your writing must interpret ideas, discuss them and represent them as fact. “The raven is a symbol which indicates desperation, and seeks to represent the narrator as ‘desperate’.” This statement is entirely opinion, yet is portrayed as if it were fact.
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7 Ways to Improve English Writing Skills | IELTS | EXAM | ESSAY | ACADEMIC #Spon
 
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Academic Insights – 9 top tips for... academic writing
 
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Upgrade your academic writing with 9 top tips in this episode of our Academic Insights series – part of our 'Go The Distance' course, giving you the skills and knowledge you need to be a top-class distance learner! For more information about academic know-how, English language and study skills for distance learners, visit us at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/gothedistance. To find out more about our partner, The Open University, go to http://www.open.edu/openlearn/tv-radio-events/events/go-the-distance.
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Formal Academic Writing: Part 1 of 2
 
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In this episode of the 10 Minute Teacher, Dr. Miller compares Informal to Formal writing and offers tips to good “Formal Academic Writing (Part 1 of 2)”
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5 Rules of Formal Academic Writing That Guarantee Better Essay Grades!
 
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Incorporate these 5 rules of formal writing into every assignment to guarantee yourself higher grades
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5 tips to improve your writing
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ Want to become a better writer? In this video, I will share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you're in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you! Watch the lesson, then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/5-tips-to-improve-your-writing/ Next, watch my Top 5 Writing Tips video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2gm-Y4RXs
Academic Report: Overall Structure
 
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Click on 'Captions' for English subtitles. For more information about writing academic reports looks here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/topics/reports.aspx For more information about referencing, look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/referencing/ Narrator: Phil Todd Writer and film editor: Keenan Manning Made using Powtoon: http://www.powtoon.com/ For more help with your English visit CILL: ★ Online: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/ ★ In person at A305 and Z213 ★ Map: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/images/campus_map.jpg Created by the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/ http://www.polyu.edu.hk/web/en/home/index.html R1.1
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Academic style
 
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This video looks at features of academic writing style, such as formality and tone. You might want to take a look at the other videos in this series on effective academic writing. Visit our website for more helpful resources: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills | CONNECT WITH US | FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AcademicSkillsUnimelb/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AcadSkillsMelb
IELTS Write FORMAL Academic Style CONTRACT
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com CONTRACT (noun) CONTRACTION (noun) CONTRACT (verb) Enjoy this FREE sample video from my e-Course Video Pack: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style. Turn on CC (Closed Captions) below my videos to read the subtitles while you listen. SUBSCRIBE to http://e-fluentenglish for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English and raise your score in IELTS.' Watch the next video on speaking skills CONTRACTIONS: https://youtu.be/Hn9JFpJXVoY Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluenteng Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
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Write in FORMAL Academic Style
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com This video is an overview of my e-Course: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style This e-Course has evolved over time due to learners' needs! Please note that it complements my other e-Course MC3 Write IELTS Task 2 SIGN UP to my website for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English.' Jump from intermediate to advanced English. Practice conversation 1 - 1 online e-Course video packs Connect with me on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/e-fluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
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Characteristics of academic writing
 
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US academic writing has specific characteristics that second language writers particularly need to learn and practice. This video provides examples and techniques to change to a US style of academic writing.
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10 Phrasal Verbs for Academic Writing in English
 
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Phrasal verbs are a part of everyday English language. But they can and should be used in academic writing as well, such as in essays, and reports. The key is to use more formal phrasal verbs, like “do without”, “account for”, “follow through”, “carry out”, “look into”, and others. In this lesson, we will look at some formal phrasal verbs to give your academic writing a touch of style. This lesson will help you become a confident writer, and as a result, you will appear to be more experienced to your reader. And if you are taking the IELTS or the TOEFL, then these will be certainly help you get a better score in the writing section of those exams. After the lesson, take the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/10-phrasal-verbs-for-academic-writing-in-english/ Take your writing to the next level by watching more writing lessons: 1. Misplaced Modifiers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5pvwL9u4Q&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=99 2. Advanced Transitions for English Writing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWQk67meYUA&list=PLxYD9HaZwsI5C0d8CivHvoI_-0rs8XMfc&index=13 TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video I want to talk to you about academic writing. So this is especially for those of you who will be taking the IELTS or TOEFL, or any English exam where you have to write an essay. Okay? Now, before I get into this, a lot of you have been told by teachers, by classmates, by whoever that you should not use phrasal verbs in your academic writing, in your essays, because you think that they are too informal. Well, what I want to tell you today is that not only can you use phrasal verbs, you should use phrasal verbs in your writing. Phrasal verbs are part of the English language. We use them in everyday situations, as well in very formal situations; in academics, in business, etc. So what I have here, I have a few phrasal verbs to show you that are very common, but are very useful for academic writing. And some of them are a little bit more rare, but if you can use them properly in your essays, your scores should go up; you'll actually impress the graders a little bit. But, again, if you're using them correctly. Okay? So just before we begin, what is a "phrasal verb"? You have a verb in conjunction with a preposition; and together, the two words have a slightly different meaning or slightly different meanings - most of them have more than one. So, today we're going to look at: "account for", "take into account" or "take into consideration", but the actual phrasal is: "take into". Okay? With something else. "Carry out"; "look into" or "find out" - these are kind of synonyms, you can use them one or the other. "Cut down" or "cut back on" - these are also generally synonymous; you can use them in certain... In same situations; slightly different usage. And... Just so you know, "cut back" can also become a noun: "cutback" or "cutbacks". "Do without", "follow through", "frown upon" which is a little bit one of the rare ones, "resort to" which should be used more but people don't use it enough, "rule out", and "put off". Okay? So, let's go through each one separately. "Account for". "To account for something" means to consider it; to make it part of your thought process when you're thinking about something, especially making a plan or maybe making a budget, etc. And basically it means the same thing as: "Take into account". Now, you have "account" and "account". This is a noun; this is a verb. So, be very careful not to mix the two expressions up somehow. So, "account for", and it's also part of your calculations. That's why we have "account", like accountant does. "Take into consideration" and "account" - same idea. When you're making a plan or you're thinking about something, don't forget to include whatever it is... Whatever the topic is into that thinking process. Right? So, if you're creating a budget... Let's say you have limited money, and you have to make yourself a budget for each month. So, make your budget for, like, school, work, going out, food, rent, etc. but don't forget to take into account or don't forget to account for emergencies or surprise expenses; things that you weren't planning for that inevitably happen. So: "Account for surprises in your budget calculations." Okay? Put a little bit extra money aside. Now: "carry out". "Carry out" essentially means do. Okay? But we use it with specific collocations. And "collocations" are groupings of words that generally go together to create a particular expression. So, for example, you would carry out an experiment. You don't do an experiment; you carry out an experiment. Okay? So, it means do or make happen. So, for example, you have plans, you create plans for the weekend, and then the weekend comes and now it's time to carry out those plans; make them happen, do them. Okay? "Look into" or "find out" is essentially the same meaning. […]
Academic Writing: Essay Format - English for Academic Purposes with Josh #16
 
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Watch this course live for free on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday at 22 30 GMT (22 30 GMT = https://goo.gl/b6lTKm). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats This class covers the format of an academic APA essay including formatting and stylizing title pages, essay content, reference pages, and more. Also discussed is an overview of setting your default font and style settings in Google Docs. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Learn English with Josh at the Spokane College of English Language! http://www.usa-english.com
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Formal vs Informal Tone
 
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Business Writing vs. Academic Writing
 
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The key differences between academic and business writing.
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How to write a good essay
 
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How to write an essay- brief essays and use the principles to expand to longer essays/ even a thesis you might also wish to check the video on Interview technique (now on this channel too!)
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Academic Writing Language and Style
 
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12 Common Errors in Academic English – and how to fix them!
 
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What's "academic writing"? If you're in school or university, you must know the difference between general English and academic English. Watch this important lesson to avoid the most common mistakes students make in academic writing. In your own language, the difference between these two modes of writing might not be that great, but in English, there are a lot of differences depending on the context. So even if you know your grammar and write a correct sentence, you might still be wrong because the structure or tone was not appropriate for an academic setting! Watch this video and learn how to write correctly and get higher grades in an academic environment. Then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/12-common-errors-in-academic-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca. And in today's lesson, I'll explain twelve common errors that students make in academic English. Now, what's academic English? It's the English that you need to use in school, college, or university when you're reading, writing, listening, and speaking -- okay -- ideally, but most importantly, when you're writing. Now, what's the difference between academic English and general English? Well, academic English in general -- there are many differences, but in general, academic English is more formal; it's more objective, and also, it has to use a lot of referencing. You always have to let people know where you got your information from. You have to cite the source. You have to give the source. You can't claim to write something and claim it as your own. Okay? If you do that, that's called "plagiarism". It's a very serious offense in academic circles. But today, we're not going to talk about how to reference a source. We're going to talk about the two other aspects: How to write more formally and objectively, and what are the ten common errors that students make when they are not formal enough. Okay? So not ten, twelve. Here we go. So first of all, using contractions. All of these are what you should not do, okay? So avoid using contractions. Sorry. In this case, don't use contractions at all. So don't say "don't"; say "do not". Don't say "isn't"; say "is not". All right? That's academic English. Next, avoid phrasal verbs. So for example, instead of saying "go up" -- "Prices went up. -- say, "Prices increased." Instead of saying "take away", say "removed". Avoid these multi-part verbs. All right? It's not as formal. Next, avoid idioms. Instead of saying, "It was A1", say, "It was excellent." All right? Avoid slang. Don't say "kids"; say "children". Use the proper terminology for various subjects. Avoid pronouns. So for example, instead of saying, "You can see from the graph..." -- all right. We use the pronoun "you". Instead of that, say, "The graph shows..." all right? Next, avoid negatives. For example, instead of saying, "Something is not effective", just say, "It is ineffective." Instead of saying something is "not positive", say, "It's negative." So avoid these kinds of negatives. Next, avoid clichés. Now, what are "clichés"? "Clichés" are a kind of idiom, basically -- commonly used expressions. All right? And so on. Kind of a common wisdom about different things. And so you want to avoid these kinds of expressions. For example, instead of saying, "When all is said and done" -- all right? We use that in conversation, but you don't want to use it in your academic writing. Instead of saying that, you'd probably use an expression like "in conclusion". All right? So next, there are certain kinds of punctuation -- there are actually lots of rules about punctuation. And the kind of punctuation, the style of punctuation that you use in academic writing depends on the style guide that you have been asked to follow in your school, college, or university. Some very well-known style guides are the MLA or APA. These are certain style guides, and they tell you everything about how you need to write, what rules you need to follow, what are the rules of punctuation and of quotations marks, of this and that. Okay? A lot more than what I'm covering here. But in general, I can just tell you that we don't see that many exclamation marks in academic writing, okay? We do see a lot of semicolons. All right? That's kind of -- when do we use a semicolon? Do you remember? Okay. What's the difference between a period and a semicolon? A period clearly divides two sentences. And a semicolon has one sentence which is a complete sentence; then you put the semicolon. You do not capitalize the next letter, and the next sentence is connected, and you want to show that it's connected to the first sentence, which is a very academic, intellectual, philosophical thing to do. So learn to use semicolons if you're in university especially.
Learn English MC2 Write FORMAL Academic Style OVERWHELM
 
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OVERWHELM (verb) How do you use this verb in English? (The 'h' is silent) http://e-fluentenglish.com uploads new videos with TIPS on learning English. SUBSCRIBE to my website for a free eBook 'How to write sentences in English..... and raise your score in IELTS.' Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish Watch the next video APPROACH https://youtu.be/5yeJM8vdGU8
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Writing in an Academic Style (Part 1)
 
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In this instructional video, writing expert Lucy Malenke discusses the following aspects of writing in an academic style: - Point of View - Active vs. Passive Voice - Information Flow
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Learn English MC2 Write FORMAL Academic Style ANALOGY
 
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ANALOGY (noun) How do you use this word? Watch this video to find out! http://www.dictionary.com/browse/analogy Watch the next video CONTEXT: https://youtu.be/PnoYvVjqCG0 http://e-fluentenglish.com uploads new videos with TIPS on learning English. http://e-fluentenglish.com uploads new videos with TIPS on learning English. SUBSCRIBE to my website for a free eBook 'How to write sentences in English..... and raise your score in IELTS.' Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
Views: 30 Cleona Patterson
IELTS Write in FORMAL Academic Style - FACTOR
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com Enjoy this FREE sample video from my e-Course: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style Do you use the word 'thing' a lot when you can't think of a more precise word? Using 'nothing words like THING will reduce your marks in IELTS! You must be precise! (Lexical response 25%) SUBSCRIBE to my website for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English and raise your score in IELTS.' Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish Perhaps you need to build your English vocabulary.! FACTOR (noun) Did you know that the word FACTOR is one of the most frequently used academic words? It is on SUBLIST 1 of A.W.L (Academic Word List) Check out my AWL e-Course Video Pack. It will help you learn academic words step-by-step! TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Cleona at e-fluentenglish.com 'MC2 How to Write in FORMAL Academic Style'. Vocabulary. If you're writing in Academic Style you need to use academic vocabulary. Let's go to the (AWL) Academic Word List. This is a list of 570 headwords and then there are many other words. If you look at SUBLIST 1 there are 8 words: factor, benefit, issue, research, vary, area, define, and environment. So I would like to make 8 videos that cover these 8 important academic words. When you understand them, um...then you will be able to use them Use them in academic essays. This will advance your vocabulary. Let's look at the first one, FACTOR. FACTOR is a noun, it means influence. Let's look at this example. 'Michelle's legal problems were not a factor in her decision'. She has problems, legal problems. And we said that factor means to influence. These problems didn't influence her decision. So her ... legal problems didn't contribute to her final decision. Let's look at synonyms for the word FACTOR. Component, feature, consideration, item, circumstance, fact. All of these synonyms can be used to paraphrase the word FACTOR. Can you think of a way of using FACTOR in a sentence? Think about an IELTS essay, you're talking about Education. How could I talk about FACTOR in a sentence about Education? Write your example below. Put the word FACTOR in a context. Thank you Bye-bye
Views: 18 Cleona Patterson
Write English in FORMAL Academic Style
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com Check out my e-Course: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style What is the aim of this e-Course? To provide you with NUGGETS of gold so that you can become an advanced writer in FORMAL English. Essential information is presented in bite-sized videos. If you want to jump from Band 7 to 8 in IELTS, I strongly recommend that you do this e-Course. http://e-fluentenglish.com uploads new videos with TIPS on learning English. Check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersoneefluentenglish SUBSCRIBE to my website for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English.' Join the e-fluentenglish community today! Connect with us on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/e-fluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
Views: 34 Cleona Patterson
Write in Formal Academic Style to Raise Your IELTS Score!
 
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http//e-fluentenglish.com I offer e-Course Video Packs for English learners who want to advance their writing skills. Perhaps you want to prepare for IELTS or study EAP? Check out these e-Courses on my website: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style MC3 Write IELTS Task 2 Essays An ESL student asked, "Should I do MC2 before MC3?" SIGN UP to http://e-fluentenglish.com for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English and raise your score in IELTS.' SUBSCRIBE to Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Join me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
Views: 15 Cleona Patterson
Basic Academic Writing
 
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An overview of the basic components in good academic essay writing.
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Academic Writing Style
 
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IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types
 
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Be prepared for any essay on the IELTS exam by knowing what to expect. Whether it's an opinion essay, a comparative, or a descriptive essay, your approach will need to match the task. In this lesson we look at what kinds of questions may come up and how to approach these. I'll break it down in detail, clearly, so you know exactly what you should do with each type of essay question. Follow my suggestions and you will succeed. This is the detailed essay video I mentioned in the lesson: https://youtu.be/1W9iimRFmF0 Go to my writing YouTube channel, Write to Top, and subscribe for more writing videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJ_sF-R6PPqFgPNOjcwSxQ/ More IELTS videos: 1. IELTS: 3 Reading Strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ePX99GM70 2. IELTS: The 5-Step Study Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhJ1RqWl-k 3. IELTS Writing: 5 Most Common Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoWVbgT1Tg TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is an IELTS lesson, so as usual, I'll be speaking a little bit faster than normal, give you a little bit of listening practice. And today we're going to look at specifically the essay types, the types of essays you're going to have to come across for those of you taking the IELTS test in the writing section task two, the independent essay. I'm going to talk about the types of essays, and a very general idea, a very general discussion about how to approach, generally again, the essay. I want to make... Talk about templates, but I'll do that a little bit later. So first of all, the main thing to remember, you have essentially three types of essays that you're going to come across on the IELTS writing test. You're going to have an essay that asks for an opinion, you're going to have an essay that does not ask for an opinion, and then you're going to have a hybrid, you're going to have a combination of the two. Okay? So first let's go over the types of questions you might see that ask for an opinion. Now, it's very important to recognize that not all of you... Sorry, not all of the questions are going to be specifically mentioning the word: "opinion", or "think", or "believe", but you still have to recognize. So: "Do you agree or disagree with whatever has been mentioned before?" or whatever is written there. "Do you agree or disagree?" Take a side. "I agree with this because", reasons. "I disagree because", reasons. And similarly: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" A quick word about "to what extent", I personally recommend completely, totally, fully agree with whatever you agree with because it's a much easier essay to write. If you say: "I somewhat agree", then you have to look at both sides and tell me what you agree with, what you disagree with. If you say: "I completely agree with this idea", then you only have to focus on that idea. It's much easier. "Do you think" something, so this is a very direct question about your opinion. "What do you think about this?" or "What do you think are the causes of", "What do you think are the main issues or problems?" Now: "Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks", or: "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" As soon as you see, here, the word: "Do", it's a yes/no question, you have to say yes or no, and we're going to talk about yes/no questions. But this word: "outweigh"... "Are there more drawbacks or are there more benefits?" This is an opinion question. You decide if there are more drawbacks or opinions. "Which is better: This situation or this situation?" Okay? "Is it more important to do this or to do that?" So, again, these are all yes/no... This is a choice question because you have the "better", you have the comparative. And, again, you have this, plus the yes/no. So as soon as it's a yes/no question, it's an opinion question. Make sure that you answer very specifically yes or no, this side or this side, and say why you think so. Support your opinion. And yes/no, if a question begins with: "Should some... Should somebody do something?", "Should this be done?", "Do... Do people need to do this?" for example. Excuse me. Any yes/no question is asking for an opinion. Okay? Make sure that you give an opinion, make sure that you support that opinion. Okay, now, let's go on to the non-opinion questions. "Discuss", so they're going to give you two attitudes, or two views, or two approaches to something. They say: "Discuss both views. Discuss both attitudes." This is not asking for your opinion. So, one thing, it's a general rule of thumb, don't always apply it because some of you don't like to use the word "I", but if the question has a "you", the answer can, and in most cases should, have an "I". Okay? You don't have to use the personal pronoun. It's not wrong to. A lot of people are afraid, they think academic essays shouldn't use "I". Totally okay, recommended for a lot of people. If you can't make your views clear without using the "I", then use the "I". Here, don't use the "I".
Language tips to improve academic writing
 
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Language is one area researchers often struggle with when writing a research paper. This video shares four must-do’s of research writing: focusing on sentence structure to ensure that the most important ideas are conveyed in the first part of the sentence, choosing between active and passive voice, using simple words whenever possible, and writing clearly using fewer words.
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How to Avoid Colloquial Language
 
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In academic writing, it is important to write formally and avoid colloquial language (or slang). In this video, Dr Lisa Lines from Capstone Editing provides some useful tips on exactly how you can do this and improve your writing style overall.
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33 Verbs You Must AVOID in IELTS Writing
 
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Many English verbs you know well and use often are informal. They are common in normal conversation and informal or semiformal emails. However, when you are writing an IELTS essay, particularly an IELTS Academic essay, you are expected to use the formal academic style. If you are looking to elevate your writing and achieve Band 7+, try to avoid those verbs and use one-word alternatives instead. ✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ »MATERIALS FOR IELTS WRITING PREPARATION« Download PDF: Synonyms for 20 Most Common Adjectives Used in IELTS Writing http://bit.ly/ielts-20-synonyms 30 Words You Must Avoid in IELTS Writing https://youtu.be/7xjhWTLWC8o Full IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay + PDF - https://youtu.be/QjdPaYn-f40 Online course – Mastering IELTS Writing Task 2 - http://bit.ly/mastering-task-2 ✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ » Examples from this video « 1. Get – Receive, Obtain I’ve got my master’s degree in Business Management with Distinction. I have received my master’s degree... Get - Bring Can I get some water? Please, can I have some water? May I have some water, please? 2. Get, Buy - Purchase, Acquire The city council has bought/purchased/acquired the land. The land has been purchased/acquired by the city council. You will gradually acquire a good knowledge of English. 3. Let - Allow, Permit Parents should not let spend too much time on social media. Parents should not allow/permit their children to spend too much time on social media. Children should not be permitted to spend too much time on social media. 4. Say - State Please state why you wish to apply for this scholarship. 5. Do - Perform This operation has never been done/performed before. 6. To say sorry - Apologise Your flight has just been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Apologies for not getting back to you sooner. 7. Need - Require Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. This situation needs/requires immediate attention. 8. Seem - Appear It seems/appears there has been a mistake. 9. Call off - Cancel The labour union called off/cancelled the strike. 10. Come up with - Find, Produce Schools should come up/find with more interesting ways of teaching science subjects. 11. Cut down on - Reduce People who cut down on smoking live longer. People who reduce smoking live longer. 12. Find out - Discover Scientists have found out/discovered that sea levels are rising. 13. Get over - Overcome Will you get over the difficulty of passing the IELTS exam? Of course, everyone eventually overcomes this difficulty. 14. Go against - Oppose The majority went against/opposed this decision. 15. Go down - Decrease, Shrink The level of crime in London has been going down/decreasing since the 1970s. 16. Go up - Increase, Rise, Grow Air pollution has gone up. Air pollution has risen above an acceptable level. 17. Go on, Carry on - Continue We can't go on polluting the sea with plastic waste. People cannot continue polluting the sea with plastic waste. 18. Hand in - Submit Students must hand their assignments in on time. Students must submit their assignments on time. 19. Leave out - Omit Important details had been left out of the article. Important details had been omitted from the article. 20. Look into - Research, Investigate When you are preparing for your IELTS exam, look into recent IELTS topics. Research recent IELTS topics. 21. Look up to - Admire, Respect Who do you look up to/admire? 22. Make sure of - Ensure, Check Always make sure of/check your facts before accusing anyone. 23. Make up - Constitute Male workers make/constitute the majority of the labour force. 24. Pick up on - Notice I failed to pick up on/notice this term of the contract straight away. 25. Point out - Indicate Research points out/indicates that eating habits are changing fast. 26. Put off - Postpone Do not put off/postpone important decisions. 27. Put up with - Tolerate There is a limit to what one person can put up with/tolerate. 28. Set up - Establish, Arrange, Organise My company was set up/established in 2014. 29. Speed up - Accelerate The increased capital could greatly speed up/accelerate economic development. 30. Think over - Consider Please, think my proposition over. Please consider my proposition. 31. Touch on - Mention The report did not touch on/mention the issue of immigration. 32. Try out - Test Try out any new IELTS preparation tips at home before using them during the exam. Test any new tips at home. 33. Turn down - Reject The proposal was turned down/rejected. ✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ » CREDITS « Music: Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu CC 3.0 Unported http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... ✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ » STAY CONNECTED « Website: http://fastrackedu.co.uk/ Online courses – IELTS preparation - https://goo.gl/KS7S8W
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Writing is Painless 1: Sentence Structure
 
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Sentence structure is the basic building block for writing an effective academic essay. Learning the four sentence types isn't difficult; it just takes time and practice.
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Word 2016 - APA Format - How To Do an APA Style Paper in 2017 -APA Tutorial Set Up on Microsoft Word
 
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APA Format Word 2016 - How to set up APA Format in Word 2016. How to do APA Format in Word 2016. APA Style. Word 2016-APA Format. Tutorial on how to set up APA Format in word 2016. How to format your document in APA style. Step by step tutorial example. Using Office 365 on Windows 10 can help you learn to write a paper in APA style for your college or high school research papers. Also used for college writing. I go over example after example of how Word can be used to accomplish APA or MLA style in my videos. This demo shows you from the first step to the last, with updated and current APA standards and policies. I also show you how to best set up your APA paper so that you're ready to print, or convert the file to a PDF file. I also cover the running head and title page. Here is a full list of tutorial videos available on my channel: Windows 10: Perform Basic Mouse Operations Create Folders Explore the Windows 10 Desktop, Taskbar, and Start Menu Select Multiple Files and Folders Download a File From a Website Use File Explorer to Access OneDrive and Upload Student Data Files Word 2016: Create a New Document and Insert Text Insert and Format Graphics Insert and Modify Text Boxes Create a Table Format a Table Present a Word Document Online Create a Research Paper in MLA Format Insert Footnotes in a Research Paper Create Citations and a Bibliography Save a Document Correct Errors as You Type How to Format a Document in APA Format Convert Word Document to a PDF File Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam Practice Study Guide APA Format from Default Formatting Table of Contents Tutorial Format Paragraphs Create a Custom Word Template Excel 2016: Create, Save, and Navigate an Excel Workbook Enter Data in a Worksheet How do you Export Access to Excel and Apply Conditional Formatting Use Flash Fill, SUM, Average, Median, and MAX Functions and Formulas Move Data and Rotate Text Graph Data with a Pie Chart Format a Pie Chart MOS Prep - Basic Certification Exam Practice Study Guide Change Fonts, Font Style, and Font Color The NOW Function Export Excel Spreadsheet to Access Table The VLookup Function The MIN or MINIMUM Function Histogram Charts Use the Sum Button to Sum a Range of Cells Enter Formulas Using the Keyboard Access 2016: Identify Good Database Design Create a Table and Define Fields in a Blank Desktop Database The Primary Key Import Excel Spreadsheet into Access Create a Table in Design View Modify the Structure of a Table Create a Subform MOS Prep - Basic Certification Exam Practice Study Guide Add Existing Fields to a Form PowerPoint 2016: Create a New Presentation Edit a Presentation in Normal View Add Pictures to a Presentation Format Numbered and Bulleted Lists Customize Slide Backgrounds and Themes Animate a Slide Show Apply a Theme Used in Another Presentation Search for and Download an Online Theme Outlook 2016 Basic Tutorial YouTube Analytics: 100 Subscribers 200 Subscribers 300 Subscribers 500 Subscribers Computer Fundamentals: Computer Case Types - Dell Inspiron AMD 3656 Printer Ports and Types The Boot Up Process How to Get Your Computer Questions Answered Undo Your Mistakes on Windows 10 or Apple Mac Routers vs. Modems What is the Cloud? Storage as a Service Types of Internet Services on Google Android or Apple iPhone Browsing the Web Why Use the Cloud? Microsoft OneDrive - Creating Uploading Downloading and Syncing Explain the Importance of File Management Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems Job Search Skills: Values, Attitude, and Goals Top 5 Job Search Websites Prepare For Your Interview Negotiating Your Salary Video Requests: Download GMetrix Test Preparation Software Remember, the goal of my channel is for you to learn. You can request a video at any time in the comment section, and I will make the video for you. I will make tutorials and simulations and demos for whatever you'd like to learn in our class. So, I encourage you to make a request. I also YouTube Live Stream once a week to answer your questions! Instructor A Morgan APA Word Format 2016 in How To paper Style up 2017 on mac for setting write Set Microsoft example an Do Tutorial create template insructor a morgan use 6th edition writing with 365 document formatting Research do papers
Views: 245381 Professor Adam Morgan
Features of an Academic Style of Communication
 
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This video describes the basic features of an academic style of communication, including impersonal language, nominalisation, formal vocabulary, and cautious language. Copyright Monash University.
Views: 3178 Lynette Pretorius
Planning, organising and writing academic essays (APA / Harvard)
 
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☛ For English subtitles, click on subtitles/closed captions This video uses APA / Harvard style referencing. It is found in the following subjects: ELC1012. Watch Dawn and find out how to plan, organise and write an effective academic essay. For more help with writing look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/writing.aspx Look at the R & W videos for lots more about writing effective academic essays: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBC72AD6E17CE72DA&feature=view_all Thanks to Dawn for appearing in the video. For more help with your English visit CILL: ★ Online: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/ ★ In person at A305 and Z213 ★ Map: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/images/campus_map.jpg ELC Code: P135.3.1
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Learn English Write in FORMAL Academic Style - DEFINE
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com This is a FREE sample video from my eCourse Video Pack: MC2 Write in FORMAL Academic Style DEFINE (verb) http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/define 1. = to describe something correctly and thoroughly, and to say what standards, limits, qualities etc it has that make it different from other things. 'The ability to define clients’ needs." 'The duties of the post are difficult to define.' clearly/well defined 'The tasks will be clearly defined by the tutor.' define something as something: '70% of the workers can be defined as low-paid.' 2. = to explain exactly the meaning of a particular word or idea → definition. 'I’ll now try to define the term ‘popular culture’. define something as something: "A budget is defined as ‘a plan of action expressed in money terms’. Define precisely what you mean by ‘crime’. 3. = to show the edge or shape of something clearly → definition 'The bird has sharply defined black and rust markings. "This, clearly, is another key concept in the theory, so how is it defined?" 'Each of us might define the concept of freedom in a slightly different way.' • It must define the target and the date by which it is to be achieved. clearly/well defined 'Task alignment is easiest in small units... where goals and tasks are clearly defined. • All paths and tracks are well defined and mostly signposted; route-finding quite easy. 'The clearly defined black spots and red bands of courage that set the rainbow apart from other trout are truly remarkable.' 'It contrasts with the information needs for operational control which are well defined, detailed and accurate.' • The objectives of the western operations would have to be clearly defined from the start. • It is for this reason that technical terms be clearly defined in this section of the proposal. • It appeared to roll forward and unfold under its own natural momentum, to reach its clearly defined objectives. • At the beginning of each year a timetable is prepared and each year group follows a clearly defined, predetermined curriculum. sharply defined 'Within this framework, every character is sharply defined.' 'It was a wrenching moment for Feingold: He stood sharply defined against a background that was all too schematic.' 'His nose was long and straight and his mouth was sharply defined and beautifully shaped.' 'Zoologists today might not agree that the division is quite so sharply defined as Wallace suggested.' 'The cloud bases are fairly sharply defined because of the steady decrease of temperature with altitude.' 'In fact, there are some nice examples of mixes of higher education and new technology thriving in sharply defined cultural niches.' 'Only she, and you as her parents, have any sharply defined reality.' 'Leung draws his pictures with lines that are sharply defined, with clean angles and shadows.' http://e-fluentenglish.com uploads a new video every week with TIPS on learning English. SUBSCRIBE to http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish for a free eBook 'How to write sentences in English.' Jump from intermediate to advanced English. Practice conversation 1 -1 online eCourse Video Packs IELTS and EAP. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/e-fluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish TRANSCRIPT (2.16) e-fluentenglish.com We're going to do another academic word. It's a verb. DEFINE DEFINE So. .... If I'm in business, and I offer someone a contract, and I negotiate the terms of the contract, I need to DEFINE the terms and the conditions. These are limits, so that both parties, or both people understand exactly what their commitment is. So we define the terms of the agreement, or the terms of the contract. If we take the verb DEFINE and we change it into a noun, we get DEFINITION In a conversation, I can say 'Well, what is your definition of a word? It means what exactly do you understand when you use this word? If I go to the dictionary, it is full of definitions, explanations, and examples of what a word means. The verb define, and the noun definition, we use all the time. Because, when people are communicating with each other, they need to know exactly what they're talking about. What are the terms, what are the meanings of the words that are being used, so that there is no misunderstanding. DEFINE DEFINITION These two words, the verb and the noun, you can use in many essays. Practise using them. Thank you. Bye-bye.
Views: 20 Cleona Patterson
What is academic writing?
 
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This video lecture is part of the material in a MOOC (massive open online course) on academic writing offered by Lund University. You can find the course "Writing in English at University" at www.coursera.org/lunduniversity The course is offered for free and anybody can register.
What is academic style?
 
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Click on captions to see subtitles in English. This video is found in the following subjects: ELC1012, ELC1013, ELC1007 and ELC1008. Watch Jeff and find out about using academic style at university. * Google Scholar is not a source, but it is a very useful search engine for academic journals, which you can use as a source in your essays. Find Google Scholar here: http://scholar.google.com/ For more help with academic style look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/academicstyle.aspx For help with hedging look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/hedging.aspx For help with tentativity, look here: http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/book/tentativity.aspx Look at the R & W videos for lots more about academicstyle: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBC72AD6E17CE72DA&feature=view_all Thanks to Jeff for appearing in the video. ELC Code: P135.2
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How to write a good essay: Paraphrasing the question
 
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Do you sometimes struggle to begin writing an essay when taking an exam? Good news! There is an important writing skill that will help you improve your essay introductions. This technique is called "paraphrasing", and it means rewriting something using different words. In this lesson, I will teach you how to paraphrase successfully and how to change essay questions into your own words. These skills are very useful for university and high school students, as well as any students writing English proficiency exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-good-essay-paraphrasing-the-question/ WATCH NEXT: Essay Writing – 6 ways to compare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8WSzwBD7GQ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's video I'm going to teach you something very important for if you're taking any type of test that has a writing component. So, if you are taking the IELTS, the TOEFL, the CELPIP, even just a university test, it can be any type of test, but if you're asked to write something like an essay or a paragraph, this video is for you. Okay? So I'm going to teach you a very important skill that will help improve your marks when it comes to writing on tests. So, let's get started. So, I have here an essay question. This question is actually... I've seen it on the IELTS. You know, you have similar types of questions on the TOEFL, sometimes in university. The question is this: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country. Do you agree or disagree?" Or maybe: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" So, this is an example of a question you might be asked. Now, a problem a lot of students have is in their answer to this question. They see this, and they think: "Okay, education is the most important factor in the development of a country, yes, I agree." So then they... Or: "I disagree", and they start writing. And what do they write? Usually the very first thing students will write is this: "I agree that education is the single most important factor in the development of a country because..." So, what is the problem with this? Is there any problem to start off your essay with something like this, or to start off your answer? There's a big problem. So I want you to take a moment and think: "What could be the problem with starting your essay off with this sentence?" Okay, well, if you noticed, you have here the word: "education, education, is, is, the single most important, most important factor". If you notice, these are the same. They're the exact same, except for: "I agree that" and "because". The student, here, has used the exact same wording that is in the question. So, if you do this on the IELTS-and many students do this, same with on the TOEFL-you actually will lose marks, and same with in university, because you're not showing your abilities; you're just copying what somebody else has said or what the essay question is. So, in this video, I'm going to show you first off... First off, I'm going to tell you: Don't do this, don't copy. And I'm going to teach you ways in order to improve yourself and your answer by changing this wording. How can you change your introduction so it's different than what the question is? Okay? So, let's look at how to make these changes. Okay, so what we are going to do in order to change the question into a proper answer that doesn't just copy the question, is we are going to paraphrase. So, the word here is: "paraphrase". This might be a new word for you. What does it mean to paraphrase something? Well, when we paraphrase, it means we take a sentence that, you know... We take somebody else's sentence and we change it into our own words. Okay? So, we change the words of a sentence, we also change maybe the sentence structure, but we keep all the same meaning. Okay? So, the meaning from the sentence you copy, it stays the same, same meaning, but different words and different sentence structure. Okay? So it's in your words, but this other person's meaning. So, we are going to paraphrase this example of a question into our own words. So, first we're going to look at how to do that using vocabulary and synonyms. So, we have here the same question: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country." How can we put this into new words or our own words that keep the same meaning? Well, we can use synonyms. So, this might be a new word for you, too. A "synonym". "Synonyms" are words that have the same meaning, but are different words.
Write English in FORMAL Academic Style - OCCUR
 
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http://e-fluentenglish.com OCCUR (verb) This verb is one of the most frequently used academic words in Sublist 1 AWL, so you must learn how to use it correctly. What does it mean? How do you use OCCUR in writing to raise your vocabulary score in exams such IELTS? This is a FREE sample video from my mini-eCourse Video Pack: MC2 Write English in FORMAL Academic Style. (Turn on CC below the video to read while you listen.) Watch the next video CONTEXT: https://youtu.be/PnoYvVjqCG0 SUBSCRIBE to http://e-fluentenglish.com for a free eBook: 'How to write sentences in English and raise your score in IELTS.' Youtube: http://youtube.com/cleonapattersonefluentenglish Facebook: http://facebook.com/efluentenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/efluentenglish Google+: http://google.com/+efluentenglish
Views: 10 Cleona Patterson