If you start a career as an entrepreneur or a marketer, you should polish your writing skills. It is also important in everyday life. So these tips will be relevant for you if you are going to start learning English or if you want to improve your skills. Even the process of corresponding with businesses or corporate financial entities becomes more fluid when you possess solid writing skills. No one will consider you as a professional if you are making mistakes in grammar and spelling.
If you are applying for a Discover student loan, for instance, and you craft a compelling letter to the Executive Account Manager, your chances of success rise significantly higher. But you have to do it right and avoid mistakes. Of course, you can ask about professional essay writing help, but there are some best strategies that will help you to do it by yourself.
Organize and outline
Do not start writing until you have a solid outline. Do not start writing until you have a solid plan. This part is a must! It will help you to write proper text. It will act as a guide to every section of your article, essay, or even letter. You should divide the beginning, middle, and end into several parts. This will keep your post feeling organized and on-point. A lot of articles, papers, and essays go awry because the author did not work off of a solid plan and they are disorganized. You wouldn’t start building a tower without a blueprint, would you?
Have a thesis and several sub-theses
Your paper, blog, pitch, or story should have an overall thesis that you are working toward illustrating. All of your points and examples should be supporting this central thesis. You should also have several smaller theses that back up the main one in different ways. Whether you are writing a marketing pitch or blog post, your ‘titles’ would be your sub-theses. They should affirm aspects of your overall point.
Write clearly, concisely, and powerfully
These are three characteristics that are hard to combine. Many people would think that if you write clearly and concisely, you can’t also write powerfully. But writing powerfully doesn’t mean using obtuse metaphors or stringing together Faulkner-like sentences that leave your readers feeling bewildered. Writing powerfully requires that you be clear and concise. Use adjectives sparingly. Be economical with page space. Don’t compare patently human endeavors with poetic cosmic cycles too often. Being a good writer doesn’t require that you memorize the dictionary or try in vain to imitate classic authors. Being a good writer means writing in a well-organized, short, purpose-driven manner.
Avoid writing mistakes
Writing is a necessity in our society. However, according to Andrea A. Lunsford of Stanford University, most writers make similar mistakes. Luckily, you do not need a degree in English to amend common oversights. Recognizing the most common errors can help you improve your writing.
Where Do Commas Go?
The proper use of commas may seem hard. The most common writing mistake is the failure to separate two independent clauses with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Plain English? When you write two complete sentences, sometimes you join them with an “and” or “but.” To be correct, a sentence like this needs a comma before the “and” or “but.” For example, “I went to the store, and I bought some bread.” Insert a comma before the “and” because the phrases on each side are complete sentences. Simple enough?
One more typical mistake is the absence of commas around parenthetical phrases. Put commas around words you could take out of the sentence without changing its meaning. For example, “My close friend, the kindest boy in the world, will be visiting tomorrow.” Notice the commas around “the kindest boy in the world.” You could remove that phrase, and the sentence would still make sense. In case, if the phrase is necessary for the sentence you shouldn’t use a comma. To illustrate, “My student Tom is very smart.” Unless there is only one student, the name is vital to the sentence.
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