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    Writing matters: Getting started

    By Adrian Tennant

    This article takes a look at getting started with writing practice and examines why students often find writing difficult.

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    Writing matters: Planning, drafting and editing

    By Adrian Tennant

    Writing is a process. Good writers plan what they will write, come up with ideas, draft, revise and edit. This article will give some practical ideas for how students can be taught to become good writers.

  • Writing matters: Short texts

    By Adrian Tennant

    In this article Adrian Tennant focuses on short texts such as messages, notes, instructions and notices. Although these kinds of text are read and written on a regular basis, they are often neglected despite being extremely common in everyday life.

  • Writing matters: Developing accuracy

    By Adrian Tennant

    Accuracy in written work is important, but how can we help our students to become accurate writers? In this article, Adrian Tennant tries to answer this question and provides some practical activities that focus on accuracy.

  • Writing matters: Developing fluency

    By Adrian Tennant

    Most teachers have heard of fluency in terms of speaking but what does it mean when applied to writing? In this article we examine the concept of fluency in writing.

  • Writing matters: Creative writing

    By Adrian Tennant

    In this article we take a look at what is meant by 'creative writing' and why it can be a useful tool in helping improve our students’ writing skills and overall level of English.

  • Writing tips

    By Jackie McAvoy

    Jackie McAvoy provides some useful tips for integrating writing into your English lessons.

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