Writing is a skill many people take for granted. But the truth is, we are judged on our ability to write well, whether we're filling out an application, writing a letter, promoting our business, or sending a simple email. Right or wrong, your writing shouts social status. Make sure your own writing matches the image you want to portray.
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This is a nice, eclectic collection of things you can do to improve your writing, from understanding different forms--essay, research, story, speech--to find a creative space in which to write.
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Along the same lines as No. 1, these six tips are things any writer can do. They're simple, and best of all, they're free! Any one of them will help you improve your writing. Pick one and do it. Now.
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You will find lots of advice on the Internet about how to write an essay. Some articles make it look easy, and some are so long and complicated I never make it to the end. Bah. We condensed the essay form into five easy steps. That is not to say writing an essay easy. It can still be difficult, especially a good essay, but understanding the form itself is easy.
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The personal essay is one kind of essay assignment you're very likely to get at some point in your education. It's a very special kind of essay because you are the expert. Do it right, and you'll have a lot of fun with this kind of writing.
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Writing a research paper can be very satisfying when you choose a topic for which you have a passion. Actually, that's the key to most successful writing. Choose a topic you care about and the writing will be much easier.
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The Internet isn't the only, or best, place to conduct your research for papers. Some of the old tried and true methods are still incredibly helpful, and don't forget real, living and breathing experts: people.
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If creative writing or fiction is your thing, an understanding of the hero's journey will make a tremendous difference in the success of your stories. Hero's journey elements can be found in every satisfying story since the beginning of time. And that's no exaggeration.
Even educated people make grammar mistakes. When we hear mistakes so often, it's easy to forget the proper way of saying something. Don't make these five common mistakes. Please.
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Do you know when to capitalize words? I'm often surprised by the odd words I see capitalized. This is a quick, easy thing to learn that will improve your writing immediately.
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When you really want something, the best way to get it is to write it down. When you write SMAART goals, you are in a very small percentage of people who know how to get what they want. Are your goals SMAART?
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If you're working toward your GED and are worried about the writing portion of the test, it helps to know what to study. We'll tell you what's on the test.
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If you just need a little inspiration to kick your writing into a higher gear, one of these quotations might be just what you need.