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Ever had trouble writing because you just don’t know what to do or how to start? Here’s a list of 10 things you can do to get you started in make your writing better!
Make yourself stand out!
How is your writing different than everyone else’s? Making your writing stand out from all the others can greatly improve your marks or chances in doing well! Continue reading to find out ways you can make your writing stand out.
Have an eye-catching title.
Unless your teacher or boss has already given you a title or topic for your piece of writing, make your title eye-catching! Why would your reader click on the title if it doesn’t interest them? Instead of simply stating what your writing is about, put a twist on it so that it sounds more interesting.
Think deep! Find the deeper meaning.
This is especially important if you are writing a response (such as for a book, movie, or situation). Simply stating the facts will not get you a good mark! Finding the deeper meaning in the context will allow you to show that you have an outstanding understanding on what you are writing about, and will further allow you a better chance to provide more information (making your writing more detailed).
Make an outline.
Writing without any idea on what you’re going to be talking about will only make you more likely to repeat and ramble all over the place. Create an outline, and be specific about what you will be talking about in each paragraph.
Write a thesis statement.
Your thesis statement should be the first sentence of your writing. This is arguably the most important sentence in your writing, since it catches the attention of the readers, and states your argument and its purpose. Make your thesis statement somewhat detailed, but don’t provide too much information (since you will be doing that in your other paragraphs).
Spend some extra time revising the introduction and conclusion.
Your introduction is supposed to catch the attention of the reader and give them a basic idea of what you will be talking about. If the readers aren’t interested, they’ll simply click away. Your conclusion allows your reader to remember the most important facts of your writing, and if it doesn’t stand out, they’ll just forget about it. If it is a piece of writing for your teacher, your conclusion is your final chance to convince your teacher to give you a good mark; so make it good!
Always provide enough evidence for your argument. Whether it’s collected data, researches or a simple survey, your argument simply will not hold up if there isn’t any proof. When providing evidence, stating the source from where you got this information will make it more believable (and make you seem more professional!).
Use big words to keep it short.
Instead of rambling on about the situation, use bigger words to make your writing shorter and better! Using bigger words can also bring more meaning to what you’re trying to say, which would allow the reader to be more likely to remember it.
Check for grammar or spelling mistakes.
A single spelling mistake can make your whole writing seem not as professional! Before sending it to anyone, make sure you or your friend checks it over for any spelling or grammar mistakes.
Write about something you love!
Unless it’s a piece of writing already decided by your boss or teacher, write about the things you love! Your passion in the “thing” will allow you to unknowingly put more effort into your writing, and your writing will seem better overall! Writing about things you love will also ensure that you don’t run out of ideas on what you should say about this “thing”. To get you started, here are some ideas:
- Write about personal experiences. This allows your writing to be truthful and detailed, with a greater sense of realism.
- Write about your hobbies. Ideas will flow right out of you because you love it so much!
- Write something educational; something that you’re good at and you can teach people. Doing so will allow the readers to better understand what they are learning since it is told by a “professional.”