Writing an Argumentative Essay – Language Article

The Argumentative Essay is Meant to Convince

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Have you noticed a common element in the kind of discourse you hear on the radio, TV, the Internet, or read in newspapers, books, and magazines? It seems everyone has a strong opinion on something. Have you also noticed that some people present their argument in a strong way, basing their argument on a solid foundation of accurate information? On the other hand, have you noticed that many do not base their arguments on facts and are merely ranting?

Language Article – Writing a Narrative Essay

Writing a Narrative Essay

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Do you have an interesting story to tell? Is there some past event, situation, or personal encounter you wish to share with others? The narrative essay is the perfect vehicle for doing so. With this type of essay, you relate your experiences (or those of another person) in a compelling way that holds your readers’ interest.

Language Article – Twins


by Margaret Watson

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I recently moved across to the east of the Pennines. Not only do I now have a garden with figs, plums and a whole host of other goodies, but I am meeting lots of new people. Last week I went into the next village as they have a library there. I saw a mother pushing a pram with a pair of tiny twins. Almost immediately behind her were a set of middle aged ladies, also twins and then across the road a pair of school girl twins followed a few minutes later by more babies. A coincidence of course, but it set me thinking. Not all twins are exactly alike. Often they don’t look exactly the same and they may have very different personalities.


Language Article – Active Listening

Active Listening

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Do you ever get frustrated when you realize that the person you’ve been talking to was not really listening at all?

Do others ever complain that you don’t listen?

Don’t be too anxious if the answer to either or both questions is “yes”.

Although we may not be aware of it, many of us have poor listening skills, and strong listening skills are important for everyone, not only for  second language learners. Good communication is essential to forming good relationships with people of all kinds, from family, friends and neighbours to co-workers, bosses and even government officials!

Writing Character Analysis Essays

Writing Character Analysis Essays

A Character Analysis Essay Means Getting to Know You Better!

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Sometimes in life, we only scratch the surface of things. Maybe a topic we’re studying, or a place we’re visiting. In addition, we often deal with people on a superficial level, not really getting to know them better. This includes having brief dialog with others, or only seeing outward appearances.