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5 Tips to Write Better English Essays

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Writing an essay, like many things, can get better when you have lots of practice. But sometimes, practicing without any direction or guide to follow may not yield any positive results.

As a non-native English speaker, attempting to write in the language without any guidance can be frustrating and maybe almost futile.

You no longer have to struggle through writing your English essays because this article will provide five useful tips that will make writing your next essay a breeze. 

Let’s get started. 

Reviewing Your English Essay

You don’t have to be a fluent English speaker to write the best essays. Here’s what to do to get ahead:

  1. Work with a Native Speaker

One of the best ways to hack your English essays is to work with a native English speaker to fine-tune your writing. Native speakers have a better idea of the language and can tell when some sentences are grammatically incorrect or poorly written.

They can also catch spelling errors that you may miss because you’re still learning the language. If you have native English-speaking friends, you can talk to them to give your essay a look over to see how English it sounds to an English native. 

Alternatively, if you don’t have English-speaking friends, you can try an online homework help site for help. For example, Sweetstudy’s English answers provide English homework help in cases like this and show you how to improve your essay. 

Tips for Writing Your Essay

If you need help with the basics when writing your essay, or are almost clueless about where to begin, let this list guide you:

  1. Write Like a Reporter

When writing your essay, thinking like a reporter will help you get the best out of your topic. Begin by finding out a good amount of information for your thesis first. 

Starting to write blindly may not be the best in this case, especially when you don’t know much about the topic. So, you need to get curious so you don’t run out of things to write about. 

A good essay should cover a lot of information within the work to make it credible and factual. So, get curious and start researching. Ask specific questions that you can answer within your work. 

For instance, if you’re writing about The Origin of Diamonds, you may have questions like: What are Diamonds? Where Do Diamonds Come From? How are Diamonds Created? What Countries are Famous for Diamonds? etc.

  1. Have a List of Points to Discuss

The benefit of researching the topic is that it gives you a picture of what your essay should start to look like. For example, if you’re working on an argumentative essay, it is necessary to look at both sides of the argument to help you see what points you may need to counter when you start to write.

Before writing, create an outline or essay structure that will guide your work. An outline should typically begin with a topic, an introduction then comes the body of your work (which contains the main points of your work broken down into bits), and finally, a conclusion. 

The body of your work is very significant because it tells the reader more about your topic statement, and it’s where you sell your arguments or points to convince them.

Outlines help give your work a structured flow so that your points are not scattered all over the essay, but coordinated, providing good flow to the work. 

  1. Split Up Sentences

Long, run-on sentences always make it difficult for readers to go through your essay. Writing simpler, shorter sentences makes your essay readable and better understood. 

After writing your essay, it’s important to go over your work to find lengthy and split them up for better clarity and readability. However, it’s important not to make sentences too brief because it can make your essay sound disjointed. 

Link closely related sentences with a semicolon or comma. If necessary, you can also reduce wordy sentences. Here’s an example:

Instead of saying, “I love to go to the spa, I love to take walks, and I love to feed the birds by the river every morning,” you should say, “I love going to the spa, taking walks, and feeding the birds by the river every morning.” 

  1. Use Writing Tools for Help

It’s easy for non-native speakers of English to hit a roadblock when writing essays because they just can’t find the right word to use. This is why you need writing tools like a thesaurus or dictionary to get you out of this problem. 

These tools provide you with a list of words and synonyms that can boost the vocabulary in your essay. Writing like a near-native speaker requires that you use the vocabulary of English speakers. 

These tools will help greatly in providing valuable and impactful words for your essay. In addition, editing and grammatical-error spotting tools like Grammarly can help you eliminate spelling errors that usually plague English essays.

They help your article look as expert as possible, and error-free essays usually attract good points for grades. 

Writing an English essay becomes way better when you have tools and tips to guide you. So make the best of the tips and examples in this article to create better and more fluent essays over time.

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Watching The Gift Of Giving Is A Blessing In Many Ways

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My biggest guilty pleasure is watching East Idaho’s Secret Santa video’s on YouTube. Watching these men and women who are so deserving be seen and heard fills my heart with such joy. Sometimes the thanks is just around the corner.

The Secret Santa is a native Idahoan who lives in eastern Idaho. The money comes directly from him – not some program, organization, charity or trust fund. The recipient’s must live in eastern Idaho and have a true need. If you wonder what a “true need” is or are unsure if your nominee will qualify for a gift, submit your nomination.

The Secret Santa looks for responsible and deserving citizens who have done everything in their power to care for themselves but ill fortune or unfortunate situations have put them at a significant disadvantage. In the past, Secret Santa has provided cars, washers and dryers, furniture, special computers, dental care, diapers, gas and grocery cards and other items.

Recipients of gifts are not taxed by the IRS. However, on some large gifts over $16,000, the giver must pay a gift tax to the IRS. Secret Santa pays all necessary gift and sales taxes. Many wonder if Secret Santa gets a tax break on the gifts he gives away. Since these are gifts, and not business expenses, Secret Santa cannot claim these as tax deductions. He receives no tax benefit whatsoever.

Secret Santa and EastIdahoNews.com have been surprising people in need since 2015. That year, Secret Santa gave away $100,000. The amount has increased every year since then.

Secret Santa tells us about one Christmas when he was a young man living temporarily in a foreign country. Since he was away from home, he was not expecting any gifts but on Christmas morning, when he sat down for breakfast, there was a present on his table. It was not an expensive gift and it was anonymous. It was the only Christmas gift he received that year and it had a big impact on him. He did not know who it was from, but he knew someone loved and cared about him. That lifted him up beyond what anyone could imagine. To this day, he has no idea who gave him that small gift. But it still brings a flood of good feelings to him every time he relives that moment.

Today, there are countless people around him who love him, and he wants others to know that there are people who love them and care about them. He believes that giving anonymously with no expectation of receiving anything in return is the ultimate expression of love and caring. He wants others to have the experience that he did as a young man over 50 years ago.

Secret Santa appreciates anyone who wants to help, but he is not asking for donations. He encourages you to find someone in your own community who needs help and bless them – then pay attention to how that brightens your day. His message to the world: Everyone can be a Secret Santa!


Letters to Secret Santa can be sent to:

East Idaho News
c/o Nate Eaton
390 West Sunnyside Road
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
neaton@eastidahonews.com

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Headed To Walter Reade With Camp4Heroes To Bring Christmas To Our Vets: First Stop Annapolis

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My friends and I were headed to Bethesda, Maryland to Walter Reade with Camp4Heroes to bring Christmas To Our Vets.

Our driver decided to take us to the historic charm of Annapolis since two of us had never been there. Along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay is nestled just 32 miles from Washington, DC and 26 miles from Baltimore.

This bustling port town formed in the 18th century, is a National Historic Landmark, America’s Sailing Capital and one of the top waterfront destinations in the United States.

The US Naval Academy has been training officers for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 1845.

If you love the water there are several water taxi’s available.

Margarita and the tree

I loved the music notes that adorned the spruce

The town was adorably set up for Christmas.

Margarita and the loaded Bloody Mary

 

Shrimp Po-Boy with Cheese Grits

Crab Eggs Benedict With delicious Cheese Grits

Crab Dip and Chips

Famous for its fresh-from-the-bay seafood. The food is sublime. We went to the Iron Rooster and will definitely be coming back.

Called a Museum Without Walls, Annapolis has more 18th-century brick buildings than any other city of comparable size in the nation including the homes of Maryland’s four signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Maryland State House is the oldest in continuous legislative use. The Banneker-Douglass Museum documents Maryland’s African American history from the 1600s to the present day. Housed in an old oyster packing plant, the newly redesigned Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park chronicles life on the Chesapeake Bay then and now.


The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center invites visitors to explore its 2,650-acre campus that spans forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline.

I can’t wait to come back and attend the second largest Renaissance Festival.

 

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Countdown to Christmas: The Abs You’ve Always Wanted

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22 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Vital FlexCore uses advanced EMS technology that sends electric pulses to stimulate your abdominal and arm muscles. When your muscles receive the pulse, they contract and flex — as if they were lifting weights. It basically mimics a high-intensity workout by targeting and stimulating vital core and arm muscles, but without the strain and injury of an intense workout.

Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Increase your strength – For those approaching middle age, maintaining strength in your muscles is key to preventing age-related muscle atrophy and avoiding diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis. The importance of keeping strong is also undeniably linked to emotional and mental health.
  2. Lose weight – Vital FlexCore boosts weight loss by promoting muscle stimulation, allowing you to burn fat and extra calories stimulating your muscles to burn calories efficiently, shedding those extra pounds.
  3. Tones and defines muscles – Vital FlexCore targets specific muscles, helping you achieve a more defined look by increasing muscle density, toning, and sculpting your muscles so you not only look better but feel better too.
  4. Increase range of motion EMS technology can help improve your range of motion and consequently your flexibility by working on muscle elasticity and joint mobility, so movement becomes more comfortable.
  5. Help cramp relief – For those approaching middle age, maintaining strength in your muscles is key to preventing age-related muscle atrophy and avoiding diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis. The importance of keeping strong is also undeniably linked to emotional and mental health.
  6. Increase natural blood flow – Muscle contractions stimulated by Vital FlexCore increase blood circulation, reducing muscle soreness and promoting a healthy heart. By using Vital FlexCore, you’re providing muscular support while also being proactive about maintaining a strong heart.

It’s also 100% safe for people of all ages with no side effects. EMS technology has been around for years, and was even used by Bruce Lee in the 70s to supplement his workouts. The engineers behind the Vital FlexCore took it even further by improving the tech and making it portable, as an all-in-one muscle workout machine that melts fat and strengthens muscle in no time. It’s a body hack to turn you into a muscle-building powerhouse minus the gym fees!

It’s easy to use just place it on your belly and arms, press a button, and you’re ready to go. There are 10 intensity levels and 6 unique modes to choose from, so you’re free to customize your workouts as you see fit. No stress or hassle—just a simple and effective way to get in shape!

The cost is $69.99 for the basic. $79.99 with arm and gel added.

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1800 Tequila and Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop

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This is a perfect idea for a gift for the tequila lover in your life. The new 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop celebrates the best taste in tequila and in life this holiday season.

As part of 1800 Tequila’s passion for sports and dedication to its community, all apparel proceeds from the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop will directly benefit The Carmelo Anthony Foundation to provide communities better access to recreational activities such as refurbishment of local basketball courts.

Featuring a partnership with brand tastemaker, 10-time NBA All-Star, and entrepreneur, Carmelo Anthony the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop showcases tasteful gifts for tequila, fashion, and sports fans alike.

The 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop is a limited-edition apparel capsule collection featuring four bespoke items designed and produced in collaboration with Carmelo Anthony and his apparel lifestyle brand STAYME7O. The 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O collection includes: 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Varsity Jacket (hero product), 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Hoodie, 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Snapback Hat, and 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Embroidered Fabric Patch.

Consumers can purchase apparel from the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop through various bundle sets ranging from $75 – $295 while supplies last. Sign up to get notified for early purchase access on 1800Tequila.com/HolidayDropShop.

 

 

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Countdown to Christmas: Give The Gift Of Relief From Pain

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23 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

If someone is in pain what better gift is relief? Get relief from chronic pain with the help of Mode’s natural nano CBD products, you can also get relief from anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders.

I personally tried the CBD Gummies For Sleep ($44.95). I am a person whose brain never shuts off. I also was having pain, that was walking me up. I took one and woke up the next day feeling rested, relaxed and ready to start my day. These include CBD, melatonin, Valerian Root, PassionFlower, L-Theanine, Chamomile and GABA.

There is also CBD Roll On for Back Pain 500mg ($49.99). This is a stick formed cream made of beneficial and organic plant extracts that will help relieve ease muscles, neck, joint, abdomen, and back. It also comes in 1000mg ($69.99)

Finally there is Nano CBD Tincture Isolate Spectrum 1500mg ($154.99). This helps relieve: Anxiety, stress, chronic pains, sleep disorders, and depression. Water soluble add it to your favorite food or drink and feel the effects of calmness.

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