PERSONAL MISTAKES CHECKLIST

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TEXT ANALYSIS

TextalyserThis tool permits us to make a quick Text analysis and to know the detailed statistics of our text, to know the subject of a text. It contains features such as the analysis of words groups, finding out the keyword density and analyse the prominence of word or expressions.

BRAINSTORMING

Advantages and disadvantages of Smart Phones
Advantages and disadvantages of Smart Phones 2n A
Advantages and disadvantages of Smart Phones 2n B

COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM

This classroom site is a forum for students to engage in conversations, activities, and collaboration.
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http://floridaenglish2bat.collaborizeclassroom.com
Click Register now and complete the form (no email address required).
Your teacher will then approve your membership on the site.To join our Collaborize Classroom site, go to:


WRITING PROCESS

These are the steps you need to follow when writing any type of text:

  1. Read the title and brainstorm ideas
  2. Select the ideas you will use
  3. Plan the organization of ideas into paragraphs
  4. Write a first draft in pencil, (leave wide margins for notes and space between lines for additions or corrections).
  5. Edit the text.

ERROR CORRECTION CODE
This is the code I will use when correcting your compositions.



HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

Subject-Verb Agreement
More on Subject/Verb agreement
Word Order Explanations and Exercises
Word Order online exercises

Sentence transformation exercises Lots of REPHRASING exercises


Easily Confused Words and False Friends Easily Confused Words
Write shorter sentences advice on how to write shorter sentences

WRITING RESOURCES

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Contextual translation tool

LINGUEE is a tool that will help you to search for a word or expression and find quality translations in context.

On the left hand side, you will see clearly arranged vocabulary from the dictionary, and on the right hand side, you will find example sentences that contain your search word or phrase as an exact or similar match. In general, it may pay off to search for several words at once, e.g. "in his role as" instead of just entering "role". This way, you will be able to find more examples of a contextual translation.

CONNECTORS AND MUCH MORE!

This page is full of exercises which can help you improve your writing. You'll also find grammar sections and much more.
Connectors

Connectors:

Glosario de conectores Español-Inglés
English-Spanish glossary of connectors

A list of sentence connectors with examples:

http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL042/transitionsscribd.doc

A powerPoint on connectors

http://ks-edu.org/schools/Galili/subjects/English/Docs/Presentations/UsingConnectorsIlyseEnglish.ppt#267,12,Connectors of order

Exercises on connectors

cause and Effect:

http://www.quia.com/quiz/1552058.html?AP_rand=1341759619
http://www.shsu.edu/txcae/Powerpoints/prepostest/causeeffect2.html
http://a4esl.org/q/h/mb/adv_cause.html
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/causeconnect.html (two exercises)

Addition and contrast:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1792


SENTENCE COMBINATION

Techniques of sentence combination

ELEVEN RULES OF WRITING
11 rules of writing
Content
Argumentative Essay Topics. In this website you 'll find a list of topics with suggested thesis arguments and a list of links to pertinent information about each topic.

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TEEN INK is a magazine written by and for teenagers. There are losts of interesting articles about current issues and topics of your interest. If you run short of ideas for an essay on a particular topic, check this magazine, you'll probably find articles amd comments about that topic that will be a good source of vocabulary and ideas. You can also subscribe and Participate in discussions or send your own writings.
TEEN INK


TYPES OF TEXT


In this website www.writefix.comyou will find lots of resources for writing FOR and AGAINST and OPINION essays: model texts, ideas for writing essays, parts of the essay, recommendations, etc. Don't miss it!

FOR AND AGAINST






WRITING WORKSHOP FOR & AGAINST ESSAY





















A FOR and AGAINST essay online organizer with examples and the possibility to write your essay online and print your work:
For and Against Essay organizer






OPINION




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PERSUATION MAP is an online tool to help you organize and develop your ideas in order to produce an opinion essay. You can save and print your map.

An OPINION essay online organizer with examples and the possibility to write your essay online and print your work:
Opinion essay organizer


FORMAL LETTERS
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Do this quizz about the layout of a formal letter

Use this letter generator to write a formal letter.

In this link you will find models of different kinds of formal letters with exercises