Several people find it a bit complex when they all have to suddenly write in English. Specifically, when they are learning the language as well and that phase mostly makes several people wonder how to write in English effectively so that what they have written is clearly understood by the readers. Like any other thing in life having good basics and preparation often helps a lot.
The same is the case with learning and mastering your skills as far as English writing skills are concerned.
Today, in this blog Ms Sonu Goel, Founder and Director of Café Converse which is Delhi’s top Institute for learning Business English, shares powerful tips that will improve your English writing skills.
Here, they are.
Focus on Writing Style You Want
This is the first step and arguably the most important. Before implementing the other tips be certain of the type of style you are going to require. If you are writing for business purposes, then pay complete attention to business English. If you are going to take the IELTS exam, get resources focused on this.
Be certain of what you are going to be writing about and the style you want to use.
Read a Lot
Read, read, and read a lot. One cannot stress this enough, as this will be one of the most important tools to help you become familiar with the manner English is written, and also to assist you to spot the errors you are making at the moment; and if one copies passages, it can also be a method for you to rectify those errors.
Reading graded readers is a nice place to start, as the words used are not overly complicated, and the stories are normally fun enough to keep you interested.
If you are specifically, interested in informal English improvement, for texts and social media, you can, definitely, read comments and posts to improve, but also there is now the emergence of a new writing genre named text stories, where a whole story will be explained having text messages.
Practice and Get Feedback
Learning and then improving your writing is like honing any new skill, you have to practice and you will require to try and get feedback.
After trying the previous two tips a few times and you begin to feel a little more confident, try doing written exercises and get a native English speaker to correct you.
There are several apps that can assist you every time you write something. These apps can help you to identify the overall grammatical errors and also, let you correct them. You simply need to search the web for those applications.
Take Your Own Time
If you rush excessively, all the good work that you may have done will go to waste. So while you write take time to think and then write. Once, you are done with the writing part. Check and analyze them if there is any fault. Make sure to correct them if any error happens to be there, before going towards publishing the same. The ideal way is to revise what you have actually written before going for the print.
All the above tips could help you a lot if you follow them while you practice writing in English.
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.