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285th Quick tips to improve your writing (JOY)

Hello everyone! This is Teacher Joy from CNN International Language school.

Today, I’m going to give my 10 quick tips to improve your writing. Let’s start.

 

1.LEAD WITH YOUR MAIN IDEA

As a general rule, state the main idea of a paragraph in the first sentence–

the topic sentence.

 

2.VARY THE LENGTH OF YOUR SENTENCES.

In general, use short sentences to emphasize ideas. Use longer sentences to

explain, define, or illustrate ideas.

 

3.PUT THE KEY WORDS AND IDEAS AT THE BEGINNING OR END OF A SENTENCE.

Don’t bury the main point in the middle of a long sentence. To emphasize the

keywords, place them at the beginning or (better yet) at the end.

 

4.VARY SENTENCE TYPES AND STRUCTURES.

Vary sentence types by including occasional questions and commands. Vary

sentence structures by blending simple, compound, and complex sentences.

 

5.USE ACTIVE VERBS.

Don’t overwork the passive voice or forms of the verb “to be”. Instead, use

dynamic verbs in the active voice.

 

6.USE SPECIFIC NOUNS AND VERBS

To convey your message clearly and keep your readers engaged, use concrete and

specific words that show what you mean.

 

7.CUT THE CLUTTER

When revising your work, eliminate unnecessary words.

 

8.READ ALOUD WHEN YOU REVISE

When revising, you may hear problems (of tone, emphasis, word choice, and syntax)

that you can’t see. So listen up!

 

9.ACTIVELY EDIT AND PROOFREAD.

It’s easy to overlook errors when merely looking over your work. So be on the

lookout for common trouble spots when studying your final draft.

 

10.USE A DICTIONARY

When proofreading, don’t trust your spellchecker: it can tell you only if a word

is a word, not if it’s the right word.

 

And these are my 10 quick tips to improve your writing.

Till’next time.