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Welcome to English Subject Guides
Styles of Writing
Map your argumentative essay
This site can help you plan out your argument and make sure you have enough evidence before you start writing.
Creative writing prompts
Not sure what to write about? This page has 365 ideas to get you started.
This page from BBC Bitesize will help you to identify persuasive language and use it in your writing.
How to Write a Poem
This page will give you some ideas about getting started with poetry.
What is informative writing? Find out from BBC Bitesize, complete with examples.
Grammar and Punctuation
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Online
Not sure how to use semi-colons? Can't remember when to use whom instead of who? The Blue Book has all the answers.
Analyze My Writing
This website will not only give you a word count, it will tell you if you repeat the same words, how long your sentences are, and whether you've used the passive voice.
Tips and tricks
Oral presentations can be intimidating. Here are some things to think about that can help make them easier!