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important Learning to Write

Remember you listening work can include all kinds of texts, and that listening to English every day helps you improve avoiding grammar mistakes when you write, too! Writing/Speaking, Writing/Listening: Use the TP Podcast External Link, its stories or the segment of Useful Language. Writing/Reading: On my blog Language Learning from Reading External Link you'll find help to learn to write, too. Check out the C1 Resource Pack for many of the notes here and elsewhere. Also: Working with mistakes (LoM) and Lists of Useful Language.

point Textual Analysis 1-3: Introduction (TA01, TA02 & TA03). In TA 02 you'll find a general description of some types of texts, their language & structure, and a selection of links to expand on that.
point How to Write a Composition (Very useful: how to generate ideas and organize them depending on what type of text you need to write; tips for different parts in the text; final exercise)
point Tips for Writing Assignments (Very useful for Writing Tests, too, if you practise: brainstorming for language items)
point How to Improve your Writing (Before & After: Brainstorm & Outline + Proofreading - Proofreading is also a basic procedure for checking exams before handing in)
point How to write/learn/think
point The Importance of Beginnings & Endings worddoc (1 page) Check out Exercises - Writing! (for an exercise on opening and closing sentences)
point Using Contractions
point Spelling & Punctuation (Commas, Capitalization, Hyphenation, Dashes)
point Avoiding Sexist Language

How to Work on your Writing Assignments (Writing Files) from EOI Teacher Sharing C1 Work on Vimeo.

important Letter-Writing (Semi/Formal and Informal, all kinds of letters: business emails, letters of complaint, application letters, letters to editors...)

important Types of Texts

bullet Reviews (Books/Movies/Places)
More: Descriptive Texts 1 (Theory) & Descriptive Texts 2 (Practice) + Your Stuff! - Texts - Reviews
bullet Proposals - For Background Info for proposals on Alternative Work Arrangements (see The World of Work below)
bullet Reports - Accidents worddoc (2 pages)
bullet Stories: Narratives 1 (Theory) & Narratives 2 (Practice)
bullet Essays, Reasoned Opinions, Pro/Con Texts...: Argumentative Texts
bullet Instructions, How-to texts, Recipes: Instructional Texts 1 (Theory) & Instructional Texts 2 (Practice)
bullet The World of Work: job-application letters, CVs/Resumés, informative articles...
bullet Journalism / The World of Newspapers and News Items (pyramidal structure)
At HotPotatoes you'll find Cloze Tests using some other news items.

important Exercises. Writing
important Exercises. Reading / Writing

important Macrofunctions are Describing, Narrating, Giving Arguments (in the philosophical sense!)... For microfunctions, see Useful Language - remember there are podcast episodes with some Useful Language for Writing Assignments on the Talking People Podcast.

important Your Texts (Your Stuff!) - examples by students using different kinds of texts

Example of Reading the news to learn to Write or Speak about a topic!

EOI Speaking Tests: Climate Change & Tourism from EOI Teacher Sharing C1 Work on Vimeo.

More...
bullet Writing Guides at Englishbiz External Link
bullet OWL Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling External Link
bullet OWL General Writing Concerns
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bullet Writing Resources External Link by Bloggingdotcom
link Writing Basics external link

Some ideas for remembering things and assessing work...

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Wanna help in this section?: The Writing Guideline Project Updated on Dec 8, 2007