Monday, January 30, 2017

Various Organizational Patterns that You Can Use to Develop Your Topic

Organizational patterns refer to a specific method writers use to develop their ideas or topics. They often use these for a logical presentation of information or for emphasis. For instance, to emphasize the aggravating effects of climate change, a writer may choose to develop this topic through cause-effect or problem-solution. Moreover, to determine the most sustainable source of energy, a writer may develop this topic through comparison-contrast or advantages-disadvantages.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 Language Biases to Avoid during the IELTS Exam

Biased language pertains to words and phrases that can degrade individuals because of their gender and sexual orientations, race, ethnicity  and religious affiliations. 

“Biased language insults the person or group to which it is applied. In denigrating others, biased language creates division and separation. In using biased language about races and ethnic or cultural groups, speakers and writers risk alienating members of those groups, thus undermining the communication and shared understanding language should promote.” (Robert DiYanni and Pat C. Hoy II, The Scribner Handbook for Writers, 2001)