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Basic instructions for writing an essay

What plagiarism is--the different types. Examples of sources used incorrectly and then used correctly.

Guide for spotting and removing second person from academic writing. Provides the reasons to avoid "you" in academic... see more

Reading tutorial/demonstration about how to find the topic sentence of a paragraph, where the main idea lives. This is a... see more

This is a Goal-directed Instructional Design Plan for an Informative Speech.  The lesson is intended for high school... see more

Writing with a Purpose: A stand-alone instructional resource (StAIR) to help students to increase their understanding of... see more

Using color coding, this site analyzes King's famous letter according to the writer's emphasis on pathos, ethos, logos or... see more

This lesson won an honorable mention in the 2013 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge. 'At the end of this lesson, you should be... see more

This lesson received an honorable mention in the 2012 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge. 'This week we'll be looking at "body... see more

The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO) project is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort that has... see more

The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO) project is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort that has... see more

This is a short video featuring students actually doing peer review as feedback in a creative writing course.  The... see more

This is a series of 135 podcasts, each of which discusses using the English language. 'Grammar Girl provides short,... see more

"In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to... see more

Summary of context clues that authors leave when they provide a definition in a text. This is in the form of a hierarchy... see more

Innovative, humorous grammar and academic writing videos and exercises, using a grammar detective to solve mysteries.

Presentation linking several Spanish A-Levels topics and themes: Spain before and after the Democracy, the Civil War,... see more

Demonstration/reading tutorial about how to find a topic in a reading selection by scanning for repeating words, phrases... see more

Demonstration/reading tutorial about how to find the topic of a paragraph by scanning for repeating words, phrases or... see more

Tutorial/demonstration explaining how to find a topic in a paragraph where the repeating word does not appear in every... see more

Demonstration/reading tutorial about how to find a topic in a paragraph where there are some repeating words but the... see more

Reading tutorial/demonstration explaining how to find a topic sentence in a paragraph, where the main idea lives.  This... see more

Zooming presentation slide show (Prezi) explaining how to find the topic in a reading with several demonstration videos.

Reading tutorial/demonstration of how to find the topic sentence in a paragraph, where the main idea lives. This is a... see more