ESSAY REVIEW: Common mistakes of your Problem-Solution essay

Hi everyone, how have you been so far? Is this struggling to finish the Problem-Solution essay without any mistakes? I guess it is. It is okay to be not perfect. However, there are some mistakes that you can definitely fix and improve later. Thus, I will talk about some common mistakes that I saw when … Continue reading ESSAY REVIEW: Common mistakes of your Problem-Solution essay

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Be careful with Easybib

Easybib.com is a useful website to help students to create correct format of citations to put in their research essays. However, you cannot ignore the information and leave everything for Easybib to process because sometimes, Easybib collects wrong information and puts it in incorrect fields. It will affect the accuracy of your citations. So, here's … Continue reading Be careful with Easybib

Notes for summary-response essay

Regarding the coming summary-response essay, I have some notes to remind you some important information that need to be included in the essay. 1. Summary paragraph It is just about summarizing, not giving opinion. Therefore, be careful of using some phrases that express your opinion, namely, “I think”, “in my view”, “agree”, “disagree”, “unconvincing”, or … Continue reading Notes for summary-response essay

Quote integration

Some of you still make a mistake in integrating quotes. The common mistake is that the quote integration is missing transitions and reporting verb; in other words, it’s a “naked” quotation. Thus, please remember these below notes. They will help you to integrate quotes properly. If you start a quote, start the sentence with a … Continue reading Quote integration

Good summary

A good summary is not too long, not too short but have enough essential information of the original text. What are included in a good summary? The original text with full name of title of the article, name of the author(s). Main point of the text that the author(s) stated in the original. A variety … Continue reading Good summary

Good Annotation

Why do we need annotation? When we read a book or a text, taking some notes on the margin can help you to remember and digest the content thoroughly. However, it doesn't mean that you can write whatever you want on the margins. The notes must be related to the content, concise, correct, useful, and … Continue reading Good Annotation

How to use Colon, Dash, and Semi-colon

We've just practiced using semi-colon, dash, and colon in the class. However, some of you are still confused about the usage of these punctuation. Thus, I'll present some examples for you to distinguish the difference between these three and use them correctly. 1. Semi-colon I think it is the easiest punctuation among the three because … Continue reading How to use Colon, Dash, and Semi-colon

Reminder: Tutoring hours

Just want to remind you that the final draft of your Problem-Solution essay due date is coming. Now I just have 3 students having appointments with me on this Thursday (April 20), and my time is limited from this Friday to next Tuesday. Thus, take your time and make an appointment with me as soon as … Continue reading Reminder: Tutoring hours