6 WAYS TO IMPROVE WRITING SKIllS

  1. Keep it simple = Simple done accurately is better than complicated done inaccurately;
  2. Prepare / Know key phrases:

e.i. 1) Compare:

  • In the same way or at the same time.

2) Contrast:

  • On the contrary or however / nevertheless.

3) Give examples:

  • For instance / For example or to illustrate.

4) Give your opinion:

  • As far as I am concerned or from my perspective / From my point of view. 

5) Generalise:

  • Overall or All things considered.

6) Express certainty:

  • Undoubtedly or Of course.

7) Express partial agreement:

  • In a way or To some extent.

8) Show cause:

  • Owing to / due to or because of.

9) Show effect:

  • For this reason or Consequently.

10) Mark time:

  • To begin with or Following this.

11) Add information:

  • Futhermore or Moreover.

12) Express condition:

  • Unless or Provided that.

13) Conclude:

  • In summary or In short.

3. Do not use CONTRACTIONS.

e.g. can’t = cannot 

4. Reduce your word count: 

  • Avoid: Very / so / a lot / really;
  • Use strong words: Absolutely / Totally / completely;
  • Avoid (2): There is / are.

5. Check your OWN WORK!!

6. Get you work checked.

5 English Idioms with examples

                 Idioms with explanations: 

  1. To clam up: It means stop talking;

2. To chicken out: When you do not want to do something because you are scared;

3. To kill two birds with one stone: Two things done with one effort;

4. To have ants in one’s pants: It means when you have a lot of energy in your body;

5. The birds and the bees: It is a expression to talk about sexual education.