The joy of dots
Dec 4th 2003, From The Economist print edition
Birth of the Apostrophe Liberation Society
CHRISTMAS isn't Christmas without a publishing phenomenon. Last year it was Schott's Original
Miscellany, a collection of obscure and unrelated facts
Technical Vocabulary Builder students
Complete the table with appropriate words. Some words may not have all forms.
Importance of Punctuation Academic Writing Wk4
Punctuation Marks and Formatting
Put each of the following words or phrases in the correct gap.
apostrophe, heading, dash, comma, capital letter, colon, exclamation point, period, quotation
All together now
The advantages of crowdsourcing
Apr 21st 2012 | from the Economist print edition
NEW YORK CITY was once the capital of manufacturing in America, with more than 1m people
working in the sector in 1950. Today tha
College Application Essays Help
Many students think that the longer the sentence they write, the better the sentence. This is far from the
truth. You do not need long, complicated sentences to show that you are a good writer. In fact, sho
Re-order Paragraph Exercise
Jun 22nd 2009, From Economist.com
It is easy to destroy an ecosystem but difficult to rebuild it
They have found, as they hoped they would, that these lakes do indeed switchusually quicklyfrom
Verb Tense Advanced Test
1. When Carol (call) last night, I (watch) my favorite show on television.
2. I (work) for this company for more than thirty years, and I intend to stay here until I
3. Sharon (love) to travel. She (go) abroad almost every
Writing Engineering Opinions - week7
Technology spurring a new manufacturing revolution
NEIL REYNOLDS, OTTAWAGlobe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May. 08, 2012
Thomas Edison established his famous inventors lab in Menlo Park, N.J., in 1876, three
Complete the essay with the linking words below. You can use one word a few
in the first place
Studying a language in a country where it is wide
Converting Active to Passive
Please change the following sentences from active to passive
She showed the visitors her new house.
The teacher asked the student a very difficult question at the oral exam.
3. We must look into the question.
Helpful Hints for Technical Writing
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Paragraphs the building locksfromwhicha technical eports made.Authors
mustbe able to construct ffectiveparagraphs order o writeeffectivereports. y
Prefixes and Suffixes Academic Writing Wk 3 or 4
Learn Prefixes and Suffixes
Prefixes are added to the beginning of a root word and suffixes are added to the end of a root word,
and both can make a significant difference in the meaning of a word.
One way to categorize sentences is by the clauses they contain. (A clause is a part of a sentence
containing a subject and a predicate.) Here are the 4 sentence types:
Simple: Contains a single, independent clause.
I don't like dogs.
Academic Writing - Wk2
Improving Sentence Clarity
There are many strategies for improving the clarity of your sentences and your papers.
Go from old to new information
Introduce your readers to the "big picture" first by giving them information they alrea
Writing Descriptive Paragraphs Oberstufe C Wk2
Example: New York City
New York City is in the United States.
New York City is located in New York State.
It borders on the Atlantic Ocean.
It was founded in 1625 as "New Amsterdam".