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AWS ESL Student Academy free quizzes are designed to improve academic English grammar, writing, and knowledge. Each quiz refers to a component of academic English writing including paragraph, essay, and process used in English writing. The quizzes come with immediate feedback on the number of correct answers and the actual answers to help improve academic English writing skills.

Sentence Combining Quiz for English Academic Writing

Sentence Combining Quiz

sentence combining quizIn this sentence combining quiz for English Academic Writing, you will be asked to combine two simple sentences to form one simple or compound sentence.

This sentence combining quiz focuses on using simple and compound sentences only. The video gives a great explanation of sentence structure of simple and compound sentences. Watch the video and take the quick quiz!

Read the questions  and combine the two simple sentences in the space provided. The sentences may be simple or compound sentences.

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Paragraph Structure Quiz for English Academic Writing

Paragraph Structure Quiz for English Academic Writing

Paragraph Structure Quiz for English Academic WritingIn this Paragraph Structure Quiz for English Academic Writing, you will be asked to analyse a paragraph and answer questions on paragraph structure.

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Read the paragraph and answer questions in the Paragraph Structure Quiz for English Academic Writing.

Nurses

A nurse has several important characteristics. First, he or she must be a caring person. He or she must have genuine concern about sick, injured, frightened people. Second, a nurse must be organised. If a nurse forgets to give a patient his or her medicine on time, the consequences could be serious. Third, a nurse must be calm. He or she may have to make a life-and-death decision in an emergency, and a calm person makes better decisions. In addition, nursing requires a lot of hard physical work, so a nurse should be physically strong. Most nurses wear a uniform at work. Finally, a nurse must be intelligent enough to learn subjects from chemistry to psychology and to operate the complex machinery used in hospitals today. In brief, nursing is a profession for people who are caring, organised, calm, strong, and smart.

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Capitals for English Academic Writing

Capitals for English Academic Writing

capitals for English academic writingCapitals for English academic writing is topic which most ESL students do well in, but there are a few rules that they tend to forget or understand.

Basically there are 4 rules:

  1. The first word of a sentence.
  2. The pronoun I.
  3. Abbreviations and Acronyms.
  4. All proper nouns (proper nouns are naming nouns.)

However, the 4th rule on proper nouns has 10 variants which actually define all proper nouns in English. These rules must be learnt to become a competent academic English writer.

Capitals Rules

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Understanding Paragraph Format

Understanding Paragraph Format

by TESOL Instructor Stephen E. Dew

Understanding paragraph formatUnderstanding paragraph format is an important part of English paragraph writing skills. It is defines the way you layout or write your words on paper, so to speak. Whether you use a computer or hand write your paragraph, you should follow these guidelines.

 

 

  1. Your paper should be A4 (8.267 in x 11.692 in or 210 mm x 297 mm).
  2. You should use black or blue ink when writing, and if typing, you should use a standard font such as Arial or Times New Roman without any mark up or emphasized text.
  3. You must have a heading. A heading should give your name, course number and due date.
  4. You add your title in the center of the page after skipping a line from your heading. Ensure you underline your title.
  5. Your sentences in the body of the paragraph should be double spaced, and the first sentence of a paragraph is indented about 1 in or 25 mm.
  6. You leave a margin of about 1 in or 25 mm on the left and right side of your page. The bottom margin should also be about 1 in or 25 mm.

Note: If you are using a computer, you should set up line spacing in your document. In addition, you can italicize your title instead of underlining it.

As you can see, understanding paragraph format, the way you layout your paragraph, is an important element of good academic English writing.

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Parts of a Paragraph

Parts of a Paragraph – English Academic Writing Introduction

Parts of a paragraphEnglish academic writing differs from other cultures. If you are looking to learn how to structure an academic English written paragraph, then this video will help you understand the parts if a paragraph.

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Introduction to English Academic Writing Parts of a Paragraph

English academic writing differs from other cultures. Watch this free lesson to learn how to structure a written paragraph in English with the simple formula that most university professors look for. You can use this technique for the TOEFL iBT.

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