PowerPoint Presentation That includes the following information: When you should use formal writing, characteristics of academic language, the difference between formal and informal language, and samples for students to ‘hear’ the difference with justifications.
Academic Dictionary Handout – This handout will be a strong reference for students when they are writing. It gives them examples of ‘weak’ words to avoid, and common ‘academic’ words they can use instead.
Dress Up Your Words Activity – This worksheet gives students three paragraphs written with informal language. They need to rewrite them using academic language (answer key included)
Using Transitions Handout – This handout is a good essay writing service reference for students to use to show them different words they can use to bridge the gap between ideas.
This 12 slide PowerPoint presentation goes through the most important elements of structuring the 5 paragraph essay. Powerpoint uses a metaphor comparing writing an essay to wearing a suit. The presentation includes lots of information and clear examples for students. With plagiarism becoming more and more common, this presentation, handout, and activity can make your students more aware.
• A Powerpoint presentation on Plagiarism Is Essay Writers Still Relevant? (discusses what it is, types, consequences, and how to avoid it)
• A brochure assignments for students to complete after they understand
Writing a strong thesis statements is always a challenge for students. This resource will help them understand what a thesis statement is, why it is important to have one, and what a strong thesis statement looks like.
• A 17 slide editable Powerpoint presentation that goes through important information students need to know about thesis statement writing. The presentation also includes lots of different examples of strong thesis statements.
• A handout for students with all the important information from the presentation
• A student thesis statement checklist. This includes a place where students can write their thesis statement with a checklist beneath for them to use to self-assess whether or not they have written a strong thesis.