Improve Your Writing

How to strengthen (=make stronger) your writing:

1. Avoid overwriting – if you can find one word to explain your sentence, use that one good word instead.
e.g. Bad  : I want to make my writing better.
Good: I want to improve my writing.

2. Use adjectives to describe feelings and personalities.
e.g. Bad  : My classmate sits down next to the teacher.
Good: My talkative classmate sits down next to the angry teacher.

3. Use adverbs to describe actions and give details.
e.g. Bad  : My classmate sits down next to the teacher.
Good:
My talkative classmate quickly sits down next to the angry teacher.

4. Do NOT write run on sentences.
e.g. Bad  : It was really rainy today and I was in a hurry so I ran for the bus but I missed it so I took the train.
Good: It was a rainy day today. I was in a hurry, so I ran for the bus but missed it. I took the train instead.

5. Use ALL of the tips to re-write sentence #4 into a paragraph.
e.g. It was a rainy day today. I woke up late, so I was in a hurry and had to run for the bus. However, I was not fast enough, so unfortunately, I missed the bus. The train station was right next to the bus stop, and even though it was very crowded, I still rushed and made it to school in time.

To review your grammar concepts with flashcard games, click the following link:
http://www.memrise.com/course/648742/english-grammar-concepts/

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