Resources: English as a Second Language

Bad Grammar: Six Common Mistakes
Bad Grammar: Six Common Mistakes

Scribendi.com's infographic explains that bad grammar happens to good people.

Adjectives and Adverbs Podcast
Adjectives and Adverbs Podcast

This podcast provides definitions and examples of both adjectives and adverbs. It highlights key points to remember when identifying and including them in your writing and provides a few exceptions you should be aware of.

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.

The Comma—Podcast Part One: What is a Comma?
The Comma—Podcast Part One: What is a Comma?

Do you ever wonder if you are using too many commas or not enough? In this podcast, we explain what a comma is and how to use it.

Seven Ways to Stay Awake
Seven Ways to Stay Awake

Do you find yourself falling asleep in situations where you shouldn’t, perhaps during class or a business meeting? In this podcast, we suggest various tricks, such as stretching, to help you stay awake!

How to Write Concisely
How to Write Concisely

Writing concisely is hard work; you must convey your meaning in just a few carefully chosen words. However, your readers will surely thank you!

Quotation Marks Podcast: How to Format Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks Podcast: How to Format Quotation Marks

There is actually a lot to consider when using quotation marks, including when to use single or double quotation marks and how to format a quote within a quote. These questions, among others, are answered in this podcast.

How to Write an Outline Podcast: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!
How to Write an Outline Podcast: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!

Writing an outline is an excellent way to help you organize your thoughts and research. An outline should detail how you plan to arrange your essay. This podcast offers helpful information to get you started.

How to Write a Strong Letter of Complaint Podcast
How to Write a Strong Letter of Complaint Podcast

Most people do not like to complain, but writing a tasteful letter of complaint is one way to express your views. This podcast will help you organize your letter and keep it professional.

Free the Apostrophe
Free the Apostrophe

The Free the Apostrophe infographic highlights apostrophe abuse and illustrates how apostrophes should be used correctly.

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