Your Guide to Factual Writing (How English Works)

9781910000021: Your Guide to Factual Writing (How English Works)

Your Guide to Factual writing is part of the How English Works series.

Knowing how to write effectively, clearly and accurately is difficult for many people. This workbook takes the mystery out of factual writing, providing clear explanations, lots of examples and frequent progress checks. With easy-to-follow examples and lots of opportunities for practice and assessment, you will quickly understand how to write effectively, enabling you to succeed in SATs and to write clearly and with impact in all your studies. Your Guide to Factual Writing will improve and enrich your writing by showing you how to use techniques and skills that make writing stand out.

Written by experts, Your Guide to Factual Writing is designed to help you to succeed and to achieve your goals.

How English Works is a series of practical, educational guides designed to help students aged eight to thirteen improve their English skills. Written by professional writers and teachers, How English Works builds knowledge, confidence and ability – enabling students to excel in all aspects of English.

Each guide is ideal for self-directed study, in-class teaching, homework assignments and teaching through flipped lessons. The topics are self-contained, with clear explanations, lots of examples and frequent progress checks.

Each topic is linked to the appropriate curriculum and testing codes for England – helping teachers with effective lesson planning, target achievement and evaluation.


What is factual writing?

The key skills

Choosing the right style

Getting the level of formality right

Passive voice and active voice

Using noun phrases

Expanded noun phrases

Making nouns from verbs – nominalisation

Choosing the right words

Using appropriate words

Don’t use too many descriptions

Using repetition for effect

Using adverbs and modal verbs

Use different connecting and linking words



Choosing the right structure

Use sentences of different lengths

Developing arguments and adding information – building complex sentences

Using punctuation

Proofread and edit

Paragraphs and structure

Linking paragraphs – using transitional phrases and fronted adverbials

Using paragraphs of different lengths for effect

Use introductions and conclusions effectively

Finally: practice, practice, practice


Your Guide to Punctuation

Your Guide to Grammar

Your Guide to Factual Writing

Your Guide to Creative Writing

Your Guide to Vocabulary and Spelling

Question Bank – Spelling Tests

Question Bank – Grammar, Punctuation and Writing Tests

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About the Author:

Julie Kourdi is a professional writer and educator. During her career, she has taught English skills, developed training and coaching materials and written and edited many books on a range of topics – from business and leadership to speech writing and fiction. Her works include the successful ‘Practice Tests for Verbal Reasoning – Advanced Level’, ‘Improve Your Verbal Reasoning’, ‘Braving the Storm’ and ‘Puddles: a week is a long time in doggy years’.

Working closely with students and teachers, she has developed the How English Works series to help pupils learn the English skills they need to succeed both in English and in all their future studies.

How English Works enables students to take control of their learning and easily master the different aspects of English – from punctuation and grammar through to writing and understanding poetry. To meet the needs of students and teachers, Julie has designed How English Works to be accessible, self-contained and easy to follow.

Perfect for self-directed study, homework assignments, in-class teaching and teaching through flipped lessons, How English Works supports teachers in lesson delivery and achieving curriculum targets. How English Works enables students to acquire the English skills they need to achieve their learning goals and to succeed in their studies, tests and SATs – providing the English skills necessary for a successful career.

Julie uses her experience as a professional writer, editor and educator, to take the mystery out of learning English skills and to help students achieve their goals and succeed.

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ISBN 10: 1910000027 ISBN 13: 9781910000021
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