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10 tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

  1. Read as much as possible: magazines, newspaper articles and blogs are a fun and interesting way to learn lots of new words & phrases.  It’s also a great way to expand your knowledge on many different topics!
  2. Knowing some common fixed phrases and linking words, both formal and informal, may help you when you’re stuck.
  3. Use a thesaurus.  Looking up synonyms (words with similar meaning) will help you avoid repetition and make your writing more impressive.
  4. Brighten up your written work by using phrasal verbs, idioms and colloquial language.
  5. Preplan and brainstorm.  If you spend some time thinking about the subject, brainstorming ideas and associated words, then your writing will be more organized.
  6. Think about structure.  Paragraphing is very important to put your ideas into order and make the writing easier to understand.
  7. Become a good speller.  Incorrect spelling and frequent errors will change the meaning of your sentences and make it really difficult and unpleasant to read.  
  8. Proofread and edit.  This is a normal process in life for everyone and will dramatically improve your work.
  9. Ask someone for feedback.  It’s great to get another person’s perspective, constructive criticism and take a step back from yourself.  Sharing new ideas is a wonderful way to make changes to your writing.
  10. Write anything and everything about whatever YOU want and are interested in. From a short memo to a friend, a daily journal about your life to a discussion about globalization.  Remember, practice makes perfect!

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