Essay Writing

Identify the wrong word

December 16, 2013

Identify the word or phrase that needs to be removed from the sentence to make it grammatically correct. 1. He called me as a fool. a) called b) as c) a 2. This is the house where Jack was born in. a) where b) was c) in 3. I have visited them a couple of […]

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TOEFL essay writing tips

July 18, 2013

There are two tasks in the TOEFL Writing section. The first writing task is an integrated task: you will have to listen to a lecture and read a passage. You must then write a summary of both passages. The second writing task is an independent essay. You have to write an essay of at least […]

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General writing tips for TOEFL and IELTS

July 11, 2013

While writing your TOEFL or IELTS essay, avoid using unfamiliar vocabulary. In a bid to impress the examiner with complex vocabulary, many students commit this mistake. Instead use the vocabulary you would normally use. During the preparation stage itself try to incorporate new words into your writing. Make it a habit so that you learn […]

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Common writing mistakes – part 2

January 10, 2013

UK vs. US Spelling British and American spellings are different in many ways. It doesn’t really matter which spelling you use while writing. However, you have to remain consistent throughout your writing. So for example, if you intend to use American spelling, stick to it. Do not use American spellings for some words and British […]

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Common mistakes in ESL writing – part I

January 10, 2013

English is an international language. Even in countries where it is not the first language, it is widely taught and used for administrative purposes. For example, in India English is one of the official languages. It is estimated that the number of people for whom English is the second language is much greater than the […]

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Essay writing: why you must strive for variety and coherence

March 16, 2012

Every essay is woven around a particular topic. Therefore, finding a topic to write on is the first thing you need to do. The principles of good writing are the same and must be followed at all stages of composition. Every essay begins with a sentence. It just happens to have a large number of […]

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Essays: history and definition

March 16, 2012

An essay is a piece of composition. Composition is the art of composing an article on a theme or subject. A piece of composition has to be written in clear and grammatically correct English so that it becomes interesting to read. You can write on any topic you like; you can express your thoughts in […]

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