Controlled Assessment: WRITING

The links below are there to give you advice and guidance on how to write better. Some will help you with descriptive writing, some with story writing, whilst others will help you with the basics of writing. Hopefully, all of them are helpful.

Don't forget to visit our Punctuation page.

Improving spelling, punctuation, grammar etc

downloadImproving your punctuation skills. A collection of worksheets which will help you address areas for personal improvement.

www_page NEW "Better writing" A great site from the makers of the Oxford English Dictionary:  Helps you to do exactly as the title suggests: write better. Full of great tips on how to improve your writing.

downloadTeach yourself better grammar. Click on the PowerPoint icon next to each 'lesson' title:

Powerpoint Sentences PowerpointComplex sentences Powerpoint Punctuation Powerpoint Cohesion

www_page Improving basic technical skills (spelling, punctuation and grammar)

www_page Interactive lessons to help improve basic technical skills ( when you go on the site, click on either 'Level 1' or 'Level 2' from the left hand menu)


Descriptive writing

download Example pieces (with examiners' comments)

download Top tips for writing descriptively

movies Guided example on how to write descriptively

sound Writing to describe

www_page Writing to describe - tips

www_page Writing to describe - more tips 

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Writing short stories

download Top tips for writing short stories

www_page NEWA writer's 10 tips for writing stories

www_page Writing short stories

www_page Creative writing tips

www_page How to write a great opening

movies Amusing, tongue-in-cheek take on the 'shape of stories'. A short talk given by the writer Kurt Vonnegut.

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