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7 Ways To Improve Your English Writing Skills | Language and Education

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▶ 12 Common Errors in Academic English – and how to fix them! - YouTube

What's "academic writing"? If you're in school or university, you must know the difference between general English and academic English. Watch this important...
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‘They,’ the Singular Pronoun, Gets Popular

‘They,’ the Singular Pronoun, Gets Popular | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
“ Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’”
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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, April 17, 2015 1:37 PM

I used to be "old school" about the use of  "they" as described in this article. I would certainly use it in speech, but I would never use it in written content. But as this article points out, as I become more aware of transgender issues, it makes total sense to use "they". I would rather refer a person as "they" than "it" because "it" refers to a thing, and a person is far from a thing. 

 

What's your take on this? Would this be a positive or negative evolution in the English language? Add your comments below. 

--techcommgeekmom

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How to Write a Blog Post: A Full Breakdown of What We Do

How to Write a Blog Post: A Full Breakdown of What We Do | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
“ See the time it takes to write a 2,000-word article on the Buffer blog, how every minute is spent, and how we write blog posts from research to promotion.”
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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, April 15, 2015 6:56 PM

While this is a slightly promotional piece for the company called, "Buffer", the author of this blog post makes some excellent points about how it's actually not that easy to create a blog post from scratch, and the things that need to be considered when writing an original post. It takes a long time to craft something that's relevant content!  Most of these steps are not too different from the process I go through, depending on what kind of post I'm doing. He doesn't mention what it takes to curate content and comment (like this instance here). It might not take the same kind of time, but I don't want to put garbage up here. 

 

This is definitely worth a read if you are thinking of working on blog posts regularly. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Furnished 1 bedroom sublet for rent in Dupont Circle, DC Metro posted by Sublease for 4000 per month. Rental ID 2211327

Furnished 1 bedroom sublet for rent in Dupont Circle, DC Metro posted by Sublease for 4000 per month. Rental ID 2211327 | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
sublet for rent in Dupont Circle, DC Metro. sublet rental is furnished, 4000 per month sublet rental 1 bedroom 1 bath. Contact Sublease to view sublet. Rental ID 2211327
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Good descriptive writing (for my writing class on Friday) http://www.sublet.com/spider/supplydetails.asp?SupplyId=2211327 Compare this with Bethesda's apartment http://www.sublet.com/spider/supplydetails.asp?SupplyId=1977864 ----- 2400 M is more than just a prestigious and distinctive address, it is just the place in the city for you to call your home. Located in the epicenter of everything that is stylish, hip, and energetic, you will find that you can walk to Georgetown to experience great shopping or walk to DuPont Circle to enjoy some of the best of the citys culinary delights and nightlife. 2400 M offers you high-end interior finishes and an array of upscale amenities. Enjoy the Penthouse level rooftop deck and pool. Allow yourself to be pampered by our Concierge and management team while enjoying planned resident events.
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Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips

Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it

#"Storytelling is a powerful way to inspire students, build community and give children a voice.  There are a few great apps that help students of all ages write and tell their own stories (Shadow Puppet, Toontastic) and a new app that I absolutely love is Adobe Voice.  This free iPad app is very user friendly and makes the storytelling process simple for children young and old.  Kids can add pictures, text, and even choose from different icons to bring their stories to life.  Adobe Voice has an easy recording feature for students to add their voice as narration.  There is a music library and a selection of themes for users to pick out and include in their final product."

 


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Jean-Francois Provencher's curator insight, May 26, 2014 1:37 PM

This could be interesting

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:48 AM

Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips | 

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 2014 12:07 PM

Let's give more tools to all of our storytellers.

 

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Writing a Paragraph Using an Outline - YouTube

In this animation, the learner will learn to write a paragraph on a given topic based on a set of ideas or points by forming an outline. This is a product of...
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How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone - teachingwithipad.org

How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone - teachingwithipad.org | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it

"Do you see that microphone button at the bottom left of the iPad screen when the keyboard appears? I always knew about the dictation feature, but I never really used it before a couple weeks ago. I’m actually writing this post by speaking it, all while in the car! The accuracy is quite good, there are rarely any mistakes if you speak clearly.

 

I’ve been using it recently for a lot of things: text messages, emails, and blogging."

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:08 AM

Now that we are a BYOD school, this handy tip will be beneficial for many of our students. The library may be the best place, quietest..., well, maybe not!

宮西 咲's curator insight, January 5, 2014 8:18 PM

発話をそのままブログにできるわけですね。うーん、まずはiPadがほしい。

 

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:11 AM

Voice dictation works well if you speak slowly and clearly in short bursts and still quicker than typing. You can even speak the punctuation you require. Accuracy is very good though still good to proof read it just in case before submitting anything. 

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hpb pad for WordPress:場所を選ばずにWordPressの更新ができる無料アプリ|ジャストシステム

hpb pad for WordPress:場所を選ばずにWordPressの更新ができる無料アプリ|ジャストシステム | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
ジャストシステムから全てのWordPressユーザーに送る、WordPress用無料アプリです。更新しやすいインターフェースや、電波が届かないエリアでも作業内容を保持するといった、特に移動中の作業に着目して作られています。
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IUB Writing Tutorial Services

IUB Writing Tutorial Services | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
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Look for PAMPHLETS ON COMMON WRITIN ISSUES, to download documents in HTML or PDF
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ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more
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Very useful sites with a good choice of topics, plus video links!

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10 Inspirational Student Blogs

10 Inspirational Student Blogs | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
10 great student blogs to inspire students and schools to start blogging. Use blogging to build ongoing writing, design and technology skills!
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http://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/03/22/10-inspirational-student-blogs/


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PaperRater: 英文のブラッシュアップに役立つ無料ウェブサービス|Colorless Green Ideas

PaperRater: 英文のブラッシュアップに役立つ無料ウェブサービス|Colorless Green Ideas | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
“ PaperRaterというウェブサービスを使うと、手軽に英文のスペル・文法の誤りをチェックでき、語彙の選択などについても総合的な評価を得ることができる。また、剽窃の有無をチェックするツールとしても使える。”
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Academic Writing Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay - YouTube

Academic Writing Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay - YouTube | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
You Tube - registered to WRTING.f on my FAVORITES: http://youtu.be/6NFyJyiP-pU
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Finally, I have found a good tutorial video on Essay or 5-paragraph Essay writing, and that on VOA!
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朝日の時事英語 - 朝日新聞社(Astand)

朝日の時事英語 - 朝日新聞社(Astand) | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
朝日新聞社が提供する英語学習コンテンツ。サンプルでまずはお試し。
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The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher

The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it

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Leonor Vargas Delgadillo's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:05 PM

Esros elementos aparentemente sencillos permiten que un docente sea competente en su area de experticia si los maneja y refleja a cabalidad

Com.En.Zar's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:40 PM

¿Te quieres dedicar a la docencia? ¿Ya te dedicas? ¿Los cumples?

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:59 AM

Very nice sharing. Thank

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安倍首相の「名言」生み出すスピーチライター 元「日経ビジネス」記者が大活躍している(J-CASTニュース) - Y!ニュース

安倍首相の「名言」生み出すスピーチライター 元「日経ビジネス」記者が大活躍している(J-CASTニュース) - Y!ニュース | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
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各国の英語能力を比較 - EF EPI英語能力指数

各国の英語能力を比較 - EF EPI英語能力指数 | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
EF EPI英語能力指数とは、世界各国の成人の標準英語力を比較するものであり、真に意義ある指標としてはこれまで見られなかったものである。2009年から20101にかけて170万人の成人から収集したデータを基に、国や地域をその英語力によってランク付けしている。
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Japan ranks 22nd.

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Esl paragraph examples - free eBooks download

Esl paragraph examples - free eBooks download | Academic Writing in ESL | Scoop.it
Esl paragraph examples download on GoBookee.net free books and manuals search - Paragraph’Examples’ - Santa Monica College
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