It’s an important skill for student writers. Well, for everyone who writes, actually. Many students don’t like proofreading. They believe you write an essay or story once. And that’s it. No changes, edits, or proofreading. Maybe that idea is okay for a math test, but not for writing. So, I try to show my writing students why their thinking is wrong.
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For example, some students don’t like the word “essay” because it seems like work. So, I used the word ‘letter’ instead or ‘essay.’ I asked my students to write a letter to describe their ‘bucket list.’ My students’ results were impressive (considering that they are exhausted from studying for grade 7 tests).
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Most ESL students learning to write an English passage have a hard time understanding the purpose of a thesis statement.
Here’s a simple approach: one thesis sentence pattern suitable for intermediate+ level students.