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Basic Writing Skills

by Jocelyn Sirkis
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This collection includes web sites that are appropriate for someone teaching developmental writing.
Engl 097
Learning Outcomes:
Well formed sentences Cohesive paragraphs Essays with logical flow including introductory and closing statements, transition sentences, logical conclusions. Proper grammar, punctuation, spelling
Pedagogy Approach:
Writing practice Revision Review of good and bad writing examples Examination of sentence structures Peer and self-editing
Assessment Methodology:
Take home writing assignments Exams In-class writing

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Added 07/27/2009
Large site providing instruction and quizzes in grammar, spelling, reading, and writing; references for verbs, prepositions, and study skills; idioms, games, and jokes; printable handouts and links for teachers.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Added 07/27/2009
Full of great tutorials, this website provides everything from the basic parts of speech all the way to writing the Argumentative essay and using proper MLA format. This site also contains excellent powerpoints for teaching grammar (especially when it comes to teaching the comma).

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

Added 07/27/2009
Provides online tutoring, handouts, and interactive PowerPoint presentations on writing-related topics (incl. ESL).
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