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Do you want to study writing on the Internet?  Below you will find the best websites for studying writing online, along with the Spring levels that each site is best for.

 

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HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY - GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY introduction to writing 8 different kinds of essays - description, compare/contrast, process, etc. 1  2  3  4  5  6

THE WRITING PROCESS - GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY 8 sections on the writing process, including introductions, thesis statement, pre-writing, transitions, etc. 1  2  3  4  5  6

HOW TO ORGANIZE AN ESSAY - WIKIHOW 7 simple steps for writing an essay 1  2  3  4  5  6

HOW TO WRITE AN OUTLINE - WIKIHOW simple, clear steps for creating an essay outline, with samples and nice graphics 1  2  3  4  5    6

DEVELOPING A THESIS - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY explanation of a thesis statement, plus samples and how-to advice 1  2  3  4  5  6

COMMON EXPRESSIONS IN ACADEMIC WRITING - PURDUE UNIVERSITY good list of 27 words used to describe aspects of academic writing - like "analyze", "classify", "interpret", and "synthesize", with clear explanations

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18 WRITING TIPS - WRITER'S HELPER helpful general advice for every essay - topics like "show, don't tell", "use strong verbs and nouns", "work the details", and "build to an end"

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HEDGING - QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY lessons, activities, and quiz questions on using expressions to avoid 'black-and-white' claims in your writing

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COMPOSITION - TYPES OF ESSAYS


argument - opinion - persuasion  
 
OPINION/ARGUMENT ESSAY HELP CENTER  - ESLFLOW guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format

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ARGUMENT ESSAYS - ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE how-to's, do's and don't's, and sample essays

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SAMPLE ARGUMENT ESSAYS - WRITEFIX 19 good sample argument essays on various topics

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WRITING ESSAYS TO PERSUADE - ESLBEE the basics of how to write a persuasive argument essay; be sure to click Part Two at the bottom

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18 PERSUASION ESSAYS BY STUDENTS - ESLBEE real, final-draft persuasion/argument essays written by U.S. and Mexican students

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cause - effect    
 
CAUSE/EFFECT ESSAY HELP CENTER - ESLFLOW guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format

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WRITING CAUSE OR EFFECT ESSAYS - ESLBEE how to write a cause essay or effect essay, with outline examples

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CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAYS - ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE basic guide for writing a cause-effect essay, with good student sample essay

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CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAY - ESSAYINFO good, clear basic explanation of writing a cause-effect essay

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comparison - contrast    
     
COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY HELP CENTER - ESLFLOW guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format

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WRITING EFFECTIVE COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAYS - ESLBEE good lesson on comparison-contrast, including block style and point-by-point style, with example essays

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COMPARISON/CONTRAST SAMPLE ESSAY 1 - ROANE STATE C.C. "McDonald's and Fox's Diner" - sample essay; block style

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COMPARISON/CONTRAST SAMPLE ESSAY 2 - ROANE STATE C.C. "Shades of Being Human" - sample essay; alternating style

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description    
 
DESCRIPTIVE WRITING HELP CENTER - ESLFLOW guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format 1  2  3  4  5  6

NARRATIVE / DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS - ROANE STATE C.C. basic guide to writing a descriptive essay, with several sample essays 1  2  3  4  5  6

11 SAMPLE DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS - ACADEMICHELP.NET choose an interesting sample essay, then click "Continue Reading" 1  2  3  4  5  6

     
process    
     
PROCESS ESSAY HELP CENTER - ESLFLOW guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format 1  2  3  4  5  6

WRITING A PROCESS ESSAY - LITERACY EDUCATION ONLINE what to include in a process essay, plus list of time words and sample essay 1  2  3  4  5  6

     
classification    
     
CLASSIFICATION ESSAY HELP
CENTER - ESLFLOW
guides, exercises, sample essays, and brainstorming ideas - all in PDF format  

SAMPLE CLASSIFICATION ESSAY - SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE "Types of Americans" - PDF format  

     
critical analysis    
     
HOW TO WRITE A CRITICAL ANALYSIS ESSAY - ACADEMIC WRITING BLOG explanation of what to include in a critical analysis, with elements to include in each section of your essay

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HOW TO WRITE A CRITICAL ANALYSIS PAPER - EHOW basic list of things to do and include in a critique, plus a few tips and warnings to consider

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WRITING A CRITICAL ESSAY - BEST ESSAY HELP thoughtful explanation of how to write a critique essay, including tips for each section

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COLLEGE ENTRANCE ESSAYS    

8 TIPS FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE ESSAY - THE COLLEGE BOARD basic steps to follow for your entrance essay; with video advice from university experts

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"TIPS FOR WRITING AN EFFECTIVE APPLICATION ESSAY" - THE COLLEGE BOARD basic advice for writing your college/university entrance essay, plus a video from Yale University's Dean of Admissions

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COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS HELP - ENGLISH CLUB after the introduction, click on College, Business, Law, or Medical links to get suggestions for common types of questions that schools ask on application essays

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20 DO'S AND DON'T'S IN WRITING APPLICATION ESSAYS - HUFFINGTON POST good advice from an author of books about college/university admissions

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APPLICATION ESSAY TIPS - PETERSON'S GUIDE top ten tips from one of the top websites for college/university admissions  

 

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