Writing Style Help to Connect Ideas and Create Strong Paragraphs
Introduction to Poetic Devices
Understanding poetry in any language is challenging, here is basic introduction to poetic devices used in poetry written in English (as well as other languages).
Telling Stories - Sequencing Your Ideas
One of the most important ways to link ideas is to sequence them. Sequencing refers to the order in which events happened.
Subordinate clauses - concessive, time, place, reason clauses
Explanation with examples of four important subordinate clauses - concessive, time, place and reason clauses.
Adding Emphasis in English - Cleft Sentences, Inversion and More
This article provides an explanation of a number of forms used to emphasize statements when expressing opinions, disagreeing, making strong suggestions, expressing annoyance, etc.
Narrative Paragraph Writing II
Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe our routines. Read this example narrative paragraph, notice how words like 'sometimes, often, etc.' are used to say often something happens.
Descriptive paragraphs are often used to describe what a person looks and acts like. Read this example descriptive paragraph, notice how descriptive paragraphs are arranged by putting together all the sentences about the same thing.
Narrative Paragraphs I
Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe what a person does over a period of time. Use these exercises to help you improve your narrative paragraph writing skills.
Discourse Markers - Linking Your Ideas in English
Some words and phrases help to develop ideas and relate them to one another. These kinds of words and phrases are often called discourse markers. Note that most of these discourse markers are formal and used when speaking in a formal context or when presenting complicated information in writing.
These sentence connectors are used to make comparisons between ideas in an elegant manner. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.
Showing Cause and Effect
These sentence connectors help you express relationships between ideas that show cause and effect.
Providing Space for Opposition
The use of these sentence connectors will add sophistication to your writing style when trying to show opposing points of view.
Providing Additional Information
Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. These sentence connectors help you provide additional information.
Parallelism - Parallel Structure
Parallel structure explained in easy English for intermediate level English learners such as ESL and EFL classes.
This guide to text organization for English learners provides in detail information on how to effectively organize your texts to help get your point across to your audience.
Sentence Patterns - Basic English Sentence Patterns
This guide to sentence patterns discusses the six basic forms that English sentences commonly take. Each form is explained, and examples are given to help with understanding.
Literary Terms for English Learners
Literary terms and techniques can be confusing. This guide includes definitions and examples of the most common literary terms to help English learners begin to learn about various writing styles and techniques.