Posts Tagged ‘writing skills’

Tips to Improve Writing Skills

Friday, June 1st, 2012:

Articles about tips to improve writing skills are truly worth reading. They are a good source of knowledge and smart ideas on what to avoid when writing and what to remember which eventually would lead to developing your writing skills. Here are some tips to improve writing skills: Since there are many forms of writing, you better know first what type you are writing. Know the purpose of your piece. Know the reason why you are writing and to whom it is intended for. Once you have identified what kind of writing form you need to write, find out who […] Read More →

What are Writing Skills?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012:

Writing skills are specific capabilities which help a writer put into words his thoughts, ideas, and knowledge in an effective, clear, comprehensible, and at times in a unique or artistic manner. These skills like any other skills take time to possess because once learned, they are to be honed and developed appropriately which oftentimes takes years. It is like giving time and effort for an egg to hatch. You do not force or hurry the process; otherwise the output will be anything but good and pleasing. Writing skills are essential in order to attain the goals in writing which are: […] Read More →

Tips in Writing a Good Introduction

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012:

Tips in Writing a Good Introduction Writing a good introduction is like writing a love letter addressed to a woman with the aim to catch her attention and eventually, if possible, fall in love with the writer. The main goal in writing a good introduction is to catch your readers’ attention in the first few seconds of reading. The introduction is your hook that will urge them to continue on reading until they finish; and gradually make them go from appreciating your story, to liking it, to loving it. Here are some tips in writing a good introduction: 1. Tell […] Read More →

Dos and Donts in Writing

Friday, March 2nd, 2012:

Dos and Donts in Writing Dos and donts in Writing are very important to take note. They are helpful tips that will surely spare you some or perhaps a lot of real serious errors in writing. The following are the Dos and Donts in Writing: Dos: Make sure you read and understand the instructions. Study it carefully and make no space for misunderstanding. If you are not sure about something written in the instructions, ask your professor or teacher or anyone who has given you such writing task. Make sure you answer the question, and you do it well. Prewriting […] Read More →

Tips in Effective Editing

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012:

Tips in Effective Editing The following tips in effective editing would be helpful in times you might need some when things get a little tough doing your editing task. To be able to edit effectively, you are required to have a lot of training, experience, and practice. Editing is an important skill in writing which does not come easily nor automatically even if you are a good and experienced writer. Aside from being comfortable with the copy writing symbols or proofreading symbols, and with an appropriate style guide book (e.g. APA style guide), here are some helpful tips for you […] Read More →

What is editing?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012:

Editing and proofreading are similar with each other; but editing is more in-depth in correcting mistakes than the later. But editing is the process concentrated more on “improving” words, sentences, and paragraphs rather than “correcting” errors. Editing and proofreading are interconnected. You also use proofreading or copy reading symbols when you edit. You can proofread while editing at the same time, that is if you are skilled enough to spot the “tiny” and “big” mistakes all at once. It takes a lot of training to successfully fulfill such multitasking. As an editor you need to dig deeper on what needs […] Read More →

Tips in Proofreading

Monday, February 20th, 2012:

Tips in Proofreading Proofreading your own essay or story is doubly challenging than proofreading others’ works, because writers have the tendency to be biased with their own work, considering it good-to-go. Sometimes they tend to overlook their own mistakes unintentionally. So it is wise to possess and hone proofreading skills. If you are proofreading others’ works though, these tips might also be helpful to you. 1. Use a spell checker and a grammar checker. For the initial proofreading, use such tools but do not rely on these only. 2. Read not browse. Silently read your essay or story from start […] Read More →

Challenges of a Writer

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012:

Challenges of a Writer Like in any other fields, there are challenges of a writer as well. If an endeavor is not taken with a challenge or simply done with pure ease, it will be less than fulfilling. One should one way or another, shed sweat and tears in order to feel the genuine essence of achievement. 1. The Topic. The first challenge a writer must face is the topic itself, specially if it is an assigned topic in school or at work. If you fail in surmounting this first challenge, these is no way you will finish your story […] Read More →

Why Writing Skills are Important

Monday, February 6th, 2012:

Why Writing Skills are Important Why writing skills are important? Unlike any other skills, writing skills are important universally. They are needed in any field, or endeavor one is. And since there are only two way (speaking and writing) by which can express one’s feelings, thoughts, desires, and intentions undoubtedly these skills are essential. Everyone should aim and strive to possess and develop these skills. Writing skills are important in personality development since it says a lot of things about you. Your characters or behavior could be mirrored by the way you write, or how well you write. Writing skills […] Read More →

Characteristics of a Good Writer

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012:

Characteristics of a Good Writer As promised,here are some characteristics of a good writer, a post similar to my previous one entitled Qualities of a Good Writer. But this one will give you additional ideas on what characteristics you need to attain to become a good and effective writer while is it enriched by great quotations from great writers. There are a number of characteristics of a good writer, here are but a few of them: 1. Patient. Good and effective writing do not come overnight. You need to be patient. Good things happen when you wait and have an […] Read More →

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