Nobody Knows

Nobody knows it’s empty, The smile that I wear. The real one is left behind in the past Because I left you there… Nobody knows I am crying. They won’t even see my tears. When they think I am laughing, I wish you were here… Nobody knows it’s painful. They think that I am strong….

Thesis Statement

The thesis statement is the most important sentence in your paper. If someone asked you, What does your paper say? your answer would be your thesis statement. Everything you write will support this statement. A good thesis statement usually includes Main idea of the paper. ONE idea. The entire paper is based on this statement….

“The Things They Carried”- Aspects of Literature

Literature being a mirror representative of what happens in our society gives insight and understanding to its leaders artistically. This artistic value brought out by the writer of a given text is normally based on the plot of the text, the characters and their actions, conflict and style. In this paper, I am going to…

The Writing Process

You’ve just received your first academic writing assignment. What do you do? If you are a beginning writer, take it step by step. The following writing process has worked for millions of university students. Choose a topic, think (brainstorm), research, discover your thesis, plan (outline), write, revise, edit and proofread. Beginning writers should follow this…

Distinguishing Between Facts, Opinions and Inferences

Facts: these are statements that are readily and easily verifiable, that is, something that is known to be true or false. For example, there are 26 participants in this group or ten thousand Kenyans die every year because of cancer-related problems. Opinions; they are based on values, beliefs or philosophical concepts, that is, a person’s…

Genres of Writing

There are four main types of writing, namely; descriptive writing, narrative writing, expository writing and argumentative writing. As they are wide, it is of equal magnitude to look at each type of writing solely and keenly examine, analyze and discuss each of the writing techniques required in each writing genre. As a writer, you should…