3 Tips for Writing Success

Updated January 2019

If you want to improve your English writing skills, then I think there are three areas that you continually need to work on:
  • improving your vocabulary,
  • improving your grammar, and
  • understanding your audience.

Tip #1 - Improve Your Vocabulary

Add new words to your vocabulary journal every week. When you work on your vocabulary, your writing will become more interesting and more powerful. Read books, magazines and newspapers in English to help expand and practice your vocabulary. Take note of how words are used in speaking and in writing.

Related: 10 Tips to Improve Your Vocabulary

Tip #2 - Improve Your Grammar

Work on your grammar every week. When you have excellent grammar skills, your readers will be better able to comprehend the ideas and information that you are trying to express in your writing.

Related: 3 Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing
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Related: Simple Past
Related: Irregular Verbs
Related: Punctuation Part 1 and Part 2
Related: Capitalization

Tip #3 - Understand Your Audience

You need to understand your audience. Are you writing for a teacher? Are you writing for your boss and co-workers at work? Are you writing for a general audience? Do you know what your audience will expect from your writing? When you understand your audience and what they want to see in papers, reports, articles, and stories, the more success you will have in communicating with your readers.

Check out this excellent blog post by Kirsty Major for her 10 tips on writing for your audience.

Working on these three area of your writing - vocabulary, grammar, and targeting your writing to a specific audience - will help you become a better English writer.

Are you unhappy with your writing skills? Do you want to become a better writer? A tutor can help you work on your grammar, vocabulary and fluency in writing. Check out my other posts on this blog to see how I can help you.

Matthew Huseby, M.A.
My Language Success LLC

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