Style & Structure

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Prewriting strategies: how are they helpful?

Most of my students look at me skeptically when I talk about the importance of brainstorming or other prewriting strategies. They nod their head rather patronizingly, and wait for me to move on to the next topic. At times, I have even got remarks like ‘we hardly get enough time to even complete the essay,’ … Continue reading

How to identify weak thesis statements

Identifying what might make your thesis statement a poor one is as important as knowing what to include to make it a good one. The trick is to run it by the ‘so what’ and ‘why/how’ test. If your thesis statement fails this test, you need to revise it until your statement can provide a … Continue reading

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