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Writing - Improving writing skills

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Sanele Gumpo

on 6 November 2014

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Transcript of Writing - Improving writing skills

Organize your ideas- Brainstorm!
Brainstorming is a way of organizing your thoughts before you begin writing e.g using mind maps
See example below
After brainstorming...
Main Body...
Focus on one idea - one paragraph
Language (formal or informal language)
Avoid sentences that are too long
Avoid contractions such as don't, can't, I'm or she's
Do not plagiarize (Copying from the internet)

Make sure you revise your essay before handing it in

Get feedback from your classmates, friends or family

Check if you have made any grammatical or linguistic mistakes

Plan your time wisely

Always try to hand in a revised and well structured text
English : Writing
How can we improve our writing skills?
Develop the key words in your mind map

Write anything you can think of

Do not worry about language or spelling mistakes at this stage
Try to always hand in a computer written essay if you can
Class Exercise and Assignment
Write an essay -"My Future"
Make a mind map in class
Use your mind map to write your essay

Hand in your essay and mind map next Tuesday
We will exchange essays next Tuesday - Feedback from classmates

"My Future"
Introduction :
Body :
Conclusion :
Divide the body into several paragraphs e.g Family, Education etc
Draw a conclusion about your essay e.g In conclusion, I think that it is important to have goals in life and plans for the future.
Briefly, what is your essay about and why are you writing it? e.g This is an essay about "My future"...
An essay should include a clear :

Main Body

We are going to write an essay entitled "My future"
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