Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cohesion in essays from uni of Sydney

This little section of UofS's site has a nice, friendly account of theme-rheme structures and other features of cohesion, as well as useful guides about how to write and structure a general academic essay. I've linked to the section on cohesion, but look also at the tabs on grammar, and how to cite sources.

(Be aware that your writing for A Level may not follow exactly this style -- check the requirements of each module. But it's good general advice!)

2. Strategies for creating cohesion - Page 1

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mode characteristics flashcards | Quizlet

Site for creating your owns flash cards. Cool. This example links to a set about mode characteristics of texts or speech, but there are loads of others from all subjects on the site, and you can build your own as well as search by term, subject, or creator. There's a phone app too.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The word detective

Marking the retirement of the editor of the OED, this BBC articles shows some of the detective work that goes into tracing etymologies for dictionaries.

The word detective