Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 The Topic Sentence A Topic Sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph. It is sometimes called a 'paragraph leader' or an 'controlling idea'. It is important to write a clear topic sentence so the reader knows what to expect in the paragraph. All key words in the...
Two-sided Argument Essays

Two-sided Argument Essays

 Two-Sided Argument Essays: Structure / Lessons This blog discusses the elements of two-sided argument essays and includes a free download. It provides a variety of two-sided argument texts based on topical issues, an outline and answer section. These are four...
Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

WRITING / Hedging / Caution phrases   Hedging / Caution Phrases Hedging Language An important feature of academic writing is the concept of cautious language, often called "hedging" or "vague language". In other words, it is necessary to make decisions about your...
Academic Style

Academic Style

Academic Style is... ... is the conventions often associated this academic writing. Although there is much debate over 'what is exactly academic style?', generally there is an agreement among 'most' Academic English tutors to the key elements that should or should not...

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