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Writing tips

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agnes wootton

on 30 September 2011

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Transcript of Writing tips

To Write Well
Start in time!!!
Make a mind map, or a list of your main points and ideas
Just write, revise later
DO NOT write in Swedish first
Always leave time for the text to rest
Read out loud
If you stumble - rewrite!
ALWAYS
OFTEN
A LOT
PROOF READ
Invest time on your layout
Headlines
Paragraphs
Fonts
Pictures
Spaces
Page numbers
Headers footers
Footnotes
Ask
Never guess
Use your tools
Instructions
Templates
Lists
Dictionaries
Grammar books
Writing techniques
Thesaurus
Friends, family
Be objective and clear
Assume that your reader is stupid!
The reader should never have to guess or read twice
Use a minimum amount of words; Precision!
Be dynamic: play with the pace and the lenghts of your sentences.
(Only for the skillful writer)
Repetition is a sin
Avoid "vague", "strange", "Swenglish" or any "other" words you have an urge to "". Doesn't rhyme with precision
Same goes for brackets: signals uncertainty (like you constantly have to explain yourself further)
Do NOT overuse bald letters. Makes the word stick out a great deal.
Only use words you understand the meaning of fully
Introduction and ending
Never claim any facts without giving the source or stating that it is your own opinion
I think English spelling is illogical
According to Brittanica, English spelling is illogical
Acc: As commonly known; English spelling is illogical

NOT:
English spelling is illogical
I think English spelling is illogical
According to Brittanica, English spelling is illogical
Acc: As commonly know; English spelling is illogical

NOT:
English spelling is illogical
Proof read
Linking words for coherence
Plan the order/disposition of your text before you start writing
What are you going to bring up in which order?

Avoid repeating topics and going back an forth between them
Make sure your topic has enough reliable sources
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