writing

Here you can find activities to practise your writing skills. You can improve your writing by understanding model texts and how they’re structured.
The self-study lessons in this section are written and organised according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). There are different types of model texts, with writing tips and interactive exercises that practise the writing skills you need to do well in your studies, to get ahead at work and to communicate in English in your free time.

Writing
Generally, we write using a pen/pencil (handwriting) or a keyboard (typing). With a pen/pencil we usually write on a surface such as paper or whiteboard. A keyboard is normally attached to a typewriter, computer or mobile device. Voice recognition programs allow those who can’t see or use their hands to have their thoughts transcribed.
To write clearly it is essential to understand the basic system of a language. In English this includes knowledge of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Vocabulary is also necessary, as is correct spelling and formatting.

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Academic writing is:

  • Planned and focused: answers the question and demonstrates an understanding of the subject.
  • Structured: is coherent, written in a logical order, and brings together related points and material.
  • Evidenced: demonstrates knowledge of the subject area, supports opinions and arguments with evidence, and is referenced accurately.
  • Formal in tone and style: uses appropriate language and tenses, and is clear, concise and balanced.

Writing
You need at least a little writing proficiency in English, but you don’t need to be a strong writer to take these courses.
This collection of courses and learning resources aims to improve your technical documentation. Learn how to plan and author technical documents. You can also learn about the role of technical writers at Google.

Writing
You’ll look at graphs and charts in Task One, how to approach the task and the language needed for a successful answer. You’ll examine Task Two questions and learn how to plan, write and check academic essays.
Understanding IELTS: Writing

Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to:

  • clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship between your perspective and at least one other perspective
  • develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples
  • organize your ideas clearly and logically
  • communicate your ideas effectively in standard written English

References:

http://www.englishclub.com/writing/what.htm
http://www.skillshare.com/browse/creative-writing
http://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/14011/writing/106/academic_writing
http://developers.google.com/tech-writing
http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-writing
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/writing-sample-essays.html
http://writing.utoronto.ca/writing-centres/