3 ways to improve your writing

20/05/2019

Writing stories, letters and essays can be quite intimidating for many people, particularly for those who don’t write for a living or on a regular basis. For students, writing is extremely important as almost all their subjects involve some form of writing. Here are three ways to improve your writing skills

1. Brushing up on the basics

Before students can start writing incredible content, they must first understand the basic principles of writing. Students must be aware of their grammar and punctuation. Setting up a strong foundation will set the students up to writing success.

2. Reading

Reading on a regular basis is a good way to start developing your writing skills. Diversify your reading material and be open to read about any topic. Challenge yourself and read challenging material that you would not typically read. Pay attention to the sentence structures, word choice and how well the content flows. Learn from the authors and incorporate their style into yours to expand and improve.

3. Edit your writing

Be your own harshest critic. Read through your writing and fix any errors or change how certain sentences can be written. You must be confident in your writing and if a certain paragraph or sentence doesn’t make sense, delete it and rewrite it again. By eliminating problems, your writing will only improve and you will further strengthen your writing skills.

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