Watch this humorous introduction to English punctuation. Learn the most important punctuation marks, and see how they can help improve your writing. Make sure you have your speakers turned on so you can hear the audio!
I spend most of my work days helping students try to get abroad to university though the International Foundation Year (IFY) Programme at Language Link. Something I’ve noticed from the students I encounter is their lack of awareness of world news.
To help them with this, I implemented a current events summary assignment. Each week students have to do the following:
Find an article that interests them (politics, sports, fashion)
Condense (summarise) the article into 150-200 words
Submit it to me for lexical and grammatical feedback
The real purpose of the assignment was to create general awareness in this ever-expanding global world. If you’re going to study abroad, you need to understand the world you live in.
Writing is not easy. It takes study and practice to develop the skill. For both native and non-native English speakers, writing is a process. A piece of writing is never “complete.” It is always possible to improve it.
Whether you are writing an academic paper, business letter, or blog post, it may help you to break the writing process into five steps: