How can I improve my writing in 5 easy steps?
- Write regularly! It is much better to practise for 10 minutes everyday than just one writing task every few weeks. You could write a diary, write sentences or even write short stories! Try to write things that are relevant to what you need your writing skills for.
- Learn your top five mistakes and make sure you correct them. They could be spelling, punctuation or word order, for example. It would be silly to make the same mistakes over and over - your writing would not improve! It is also important to remember to check your handwriting. People form an impression of you based on the presentation of what you write and say.
- Read as much as possible. Read things that interest you from blog posts, news articles, magazines or books. This will help you to constantly expand your vocabulary and improve your writing fluency.
- Think about what you need to write in your personal and working life. The style varies depending on what you’re writing. For example, if you need to write news articles for your job, make sure you practise the appropriate style, tone and formality. You must also consider who your reader and audience is too.
- Make sure you get someone to check your writing. Ask your BLC tutor to look over your work or why not request more writing activities for your Friday afternoon elective or for the 11 o’clock skills class?
What other writing tips have worked for you? Feel free to comment below.