English Writing

How to Improve Your English Writing

People may not have trouble speaking English but can have a hard time writing a formal letter to an authority or posting an article online for the first time. Although it can be a process of trial and error until one can write a flawless article, it is possible to write the first article perfectly if the right practices are implemented in learning to write English properly. Here are a few tips for you to improve your English writing skills effectively.

Create your writing style

You need to develop your own writing style as it will be a difficult and slow process to adapt to someone else’s writing style. When you start writing in your own style, you will understand your mistakes more easily than when you adopt a style which you have no clue about. You also need to figure out the type of content you will be writing, and you can create your style based on that. If it is business writing, you will have to be more technical and straight to the point, whereas when you are writing for media or art, you can express yourself in your writing.

Expand your vocabulary

You need to express your writings the right way for that you will need a good active vocabulary. Improving vocabulary does not mean that you know the meanings of the words, but also should know how to use them correctly in a sentence. Do not just practise the words from a dictionary. Search for the applications of the words.

Keep reading

Reading is the key to write better articles and letters. You do not have to stick to a particular type of book. You can start reading any book you find and grasp whatever you can from it. There are different styles in which the books are written. Some are straight to the point, while some have a poetic way of explaining things. Learn different ideas of expressing your words and use them in your writings.  

Improve your grammar

Grammar is the most necessary thing if you are publishing an article or writing business letters. Poor grammar can ruin the taste of your entire content and will poke the reader, again and again, diverting them from the main topic. Learn to use the punctuations properly in your writing and use appropriate tenses to make your writing more fluent and clear. Always proofread your article after you have finished writing it. The editors read the articles twice, once for picking out general mistakes, and then to correct any particular grammar mistake that can go unseen.

Start writing

The only way to get better at writing is to start writing and keep writing until you start to create content worth reading. Even the masters in writing often struggle to not make a mistake in their content and need the help of a proofreader to doublecheck what they have written. Do not lose your confidence and remember that if your grammar is correct, your style will eventually be understood and appreciated.