A cause and effect essay typically shows either the effect of something (an event, a situation) or explains the cause of something. It explains why and how something happens (the cause) or what the effects of that will be. Your task is explain clearly either the causes or effects of an event, situation, or condition.Continue reading
Category: Advanced Writing ( 英語テクスト構成研究中級)
Having your “peers” read your paper and give you feedback can be very valuable to improving your writing. The problem is that nobody wants to comment on a classmate’s paper. What do you say? How can you give useful feedback. Here’s a method that may help: PQP. Praise. Question. Polish.Continue reading
Comparison Essay 2: Structure
There are two common ways to structure a comparison essay: block-by-block or point-by-point. In either way, the essay discusses relevant points of comparison.Continue reading
“Drawing comparisons” is one of the most common kinds of thinking and writing that you will do in a university. How is A similar to, and different from B? Mastering this kind of writing will not only help you in an English class, but in any humanities class where you have to examine facts, ideas, opinions or predictions.Continue reading
Descriptive Writing Assignment
What place is important to you? Can you describe it to another person in English?Continue reading
Advanced Writing ( 英語テクスト構成研究上級)
Students will gain experience in, and develop necessary skills and strategies for writing in English for academic purposes (EAP). This course will focus on written communication in typical modes of discourse encountered in academic English environments.Continue reading
The 5-Paragraph Essay
- From Paragraph to Essay
“A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.” –Aristotle, Poetics, written in about 350 B.C.E.
Paragraphs #1: Topic Sentences
Summer in Kochi can be both terrible and wonderful. It can feel like Hell to visitors who are not prepared for how hot and humid it can be. But summer is also the season where Kochi is the most beautiful and full of life. If you know how to dress, where to go, and how to keep yourself cool, summer in Kochi can be Paradise.
A paragraph is a collection of sentences that describe, discuss, or explain one central idea. The three main parts of a paragraph are: