Resources: English as a Second Language

Improve Your Understanding of Appositives Podcast
Improve Your Understanding of Appositives Podcast

Understanding sentence structure and grammar can be difficult. In this podcast, we discuss appositives and provide examples. This podcast gives the rules for using appositives correctly.

The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets
The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets

This podcast provides detailed definitions of the three brackets commonly used: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets. We elaborate on these definitions using multiple examples of when each bracket is appropriate.

Capitalization Podcast: Not Sure When to Use Capitalization?
Capitalization Podcast: Not Sure When to Use Capitalization?

When am I supposed to use capitalization? If this is a question you ask yourself, then listen to this podcast.

Scribendi.com Interviews Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty
Scribendi.com Interviews Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

Scribendi interviewed Grammar Girl to get the scoop on how she consistently makes grammar fun!

Editing Tips—The Wandering Only Podcast
Editing Tips—The Wandering Only Podcast

In formal academic writing, the placement or improper use of "only" is a mistake that can affect the clarity of your work and potentially change the overall meaning of your sentences. This podcast details how to avoid the wandering only and also gives examples.

Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details
Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details

Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing.

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: What is a Thesis?
Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: What is a Thesis?

If you are considering furthering your academic career, it is important you know what will be expected of you when writing your dissertation or thesis. The difference between the two is discussed in this podcast.

How to Write a Great Essay Podcast
How to Write a Great Essay Podcast

After you have an outline and have researched your subject, it is time to write your essay. This podcast details the steps you should follow to produce a successful essay and improve your overall writing.

How to Write a Great Introduction Podcast
How to Write a Great Introduction Podcast

It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement.

How to Write a Research Paper Podcast
How to Write a Research Paper Podcast

If you are asked to write a research paper, you must find valid sources and use appropriate formatting. In this podcast, we explain the whole process.

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