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How can i improve my writing skill?

I am stuck with my English paper. I don't know why but am always confusing with the Grammar. One of my friend recommended me a online essay writing service http://www.essayguardian.com/ . What is your opinion?

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Hi Annieo,

I am not familiar with that online writing service, sorry, but what I could recommend is to practice writing as much as you can. Keep a daily journal, or look for prompts that are used to practice for TOEFL or IELTS and write your own essays (you can find many such prompts online). Also reading a lot helps. Be it newspaper articles, or books, or sample essays that you can again find online.

If grammar is your main concern perhaps you can invest in a good grammar book - one that comes with practice exercises like the ones below (depending on your current skill level)

http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Perfect-English-Grammar-Learners/dp/0071807373

http://www.amazon.com/Intermediate-Advanced-Grammar-English-Language/dp/07386010

http://www.amazon.com/Basic-English-Grammar-ESL-Students-ebook/dp/B00JJCZ12W/ref

I hope this helps.

Best,

~Amy

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Amy Baker

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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BSc MEd TESL post grad program for k-12 TESL post grad program for adult ed

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