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.