ESL Writing Tips
ESL Writing Tips

You are a professional and are very proficient at academic writing in your first language, but when it comes to translating your work into written English, suddenly you don't know your "ifs" from your "ofs." This is natural in professional ESL writing, because writing in another language is a lot more complicated than speaking it. However, here are some helpful tips to improve your ESL writing.

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ESL Writing Tips Podcast
ESL Writing Tips Podcast

You may be great at writing in your native language, but during the translation process what you are trying to say may come across as being inconsistent or unclear. This podcast will give ESL writers some helpful tips to improve their compositions.

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Let's Have Fun With English
Let's Have Fun With English

The English language is a tricky one, which is why our editors offer helpful writing tips about everything from writing a thesis statement to homophones to capitalization. Though learning English is difficult, there can be some humour in some of the language's common usage errors.

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Precise Prepositions: Do YOU Know Which Word to Use?
Precise Prepositions: Do YOU Know Which Word to Use?

Scribendi.com's quiz will test your knowledge of a tricky little part of speech—the preposition.

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The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes
The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes

Scribendi.com's editors outline the ten most common mistakes made by ESL students.

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The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes Podcast
The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes Podcast

Let's give credit where credit is due: Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) student is tough. You must learn new material in your field of study while also learning another language. Sometimes, you may sit through classes that you do not fully understand, which can affect your ESL writing. In addition, the requirement to write papers in a language that is not your first language (and may even be your third or fourth) is daunting. Kudos to all ESL students! In this podcast, we highlight the 10 most common ESL mistakes we’ve encountered in ESL academic writing.

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The Question Mark Podcast: How and When to Use It
The Question Mark Podcast: How and When to Use It

The usage of question marks depends on context. This podcast outlines how to use question marks properly, and provides you with clear examples. The use of question marks in screen plays and in formal and informal writing is also discussed in detail.

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The Question Mark: How and When to Use It
The Question Mark: How and When to Use It

The question mark has a very simple function in writing–it indicates a question. If a sentence ends with a question mark, then it is asking a question, just as the name suggests.

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