I need some writing advice. My class this year, more than any other, cannot seem to get out of the habit of writing "I'm going to tell you three things about xyz" or "Now that I told you three things about xyz". Also, in transitions - "In addition, I'm going to write about xyz" These kinds of phrases drive me crazy. First of all, they are not essay words-more speech-y, but we're not writing speeches. (And even if we were, it's a weak way to write a speech.) Second, it's such a lazy way to transition or preview/review. But when we edit, I feel like I am just telling them how to change it, and they end up doing it again. Does anyone know of a method to get these out of writing? I've tried different lessons on this, but I don't have a specific way to teach them an alternative. Like I said, I just end up telling them what to change it to. Suggestions?