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Poetry is one of the most important literary genres studied in English-language classes around the world. But poetry, when not set to music as rap or a song, can be hard for students to engage with. There seem to be a whole host of literary terms that only English teachers use - things like synecdoche and metonymy - and often students struggle with where to begin with poetry. But it doesn't have to be that way here are 2 steps to make it more fun!

 

EssayJack
EssayJack 30.03.2020

Often you'll be asked to analyse something that you have read for school. Perhaps you have to read a novel or poem for class. Perhaps you have an account of a historical event in a textbook that you must discuss. Maybe your teacher has you analysing graphic novels and advertisements. You might be reading and/or listening to political speeches. All of these are examples that invite you to say something not just about WHAT is written but HOW it is written. But how do you do that? One way to begin is to look at syntax, or sentence structures.

EssayJack
EssayJack 30.03.2020

When you're in high school, you'll know that essays you write in English or History or Political Science or Law classes all require you to use quotations from outside sources to help illustrate the points that you raise. Great. But how do you integrate those quotations smoothly? How do you avoid inadvertently plagiarising or simply parachuting someone else's words into YOUR essay? Easy...we've got some suggestions for you!

EssayJack
EssayJack 30.03.2020

For three years I taught a university course all about Critical Writing, and one of the most important elements of this required course was to help students see the importance of a good, sophisticated, and well-developed thesis statement as the linch pin of their essay. But sometimes that's easier said than done. As students are now often working from home and don't necessarily have face-to-face access to colleagues and professors due to Covid-19, we've collected some of our key advice to help support your academic writing. In particular, here's how you can craft a good, sophisticated, and well-developed thesis statement.

EssayJack
EssayJack 30.03.2020

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