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    Hello

    I want to learn how to write a diary to record my daily activities. Are there any examples on the website that I can read. I want to improve my writing skill.

    thank you

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    Default Re: how to write diary

    I just use a Microsof Word document. For example:

    May 19, 2010
    Wednesday

    TextTextTextTextTextText
    TextTextTextTextTextText


    ________________________________

    May 20, 2010
    Thursday

    TextTextTextTextTextText
    TextTextTextTextTextText


    ________________________________

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    It entirely depends on the point of the diary. Are you going to write it in advance, so that you can look at it and see what you're going to be doing on any specific day? Or are you going to write it in arrears, like a record of what you did?

    If it's in advance, I would say that you just need a simple layout like the one shown in the previous response:

    Thursday May 20th 2010

    - Buy food
    - Send email to Dave
    - Get hair cut
    - Job interview 2pm at Green House, High Street.

    That's more like a "To Do" list, and might not help your English writing
    though!

    However, if you're going to "write a diary" as children (and adults!) are sometimes advised to do, as a sort of therapeutic exercise, then you would write in whole sentences and paragraphs.

    Thursday May 20th 2010

    I woke up feeling out of sorts, though I didn't know why. I didn't sleep very well last night and had bad dreams, so maybe that's the reason. Once I'd had breakfast and been for a short walk in the park, I felt much happier and ready to face the day. The argument I had at work last week was still preying on my mind and I really need to let that go. I met Peter in town and we had a great lunch at a new restaurant - I must take my sister there next time she visits - she'll love it.

    As you can see, that would be much better for your writing practice!

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    However, if you're going to "write a diary" as children (and adults!) are sometimes advised to do, as a sort of therapeutic exercise, then you would write in whole sentences and paragraphs.

    Thursday May 20th 2010

    I woke up feeling out of sorts, though I didn't know why. I didn't sleep very well last night and had bad dreams, so maybe that's the reason. Once I'd had breakfast and been for a short walk in the park, I felt much happier and ready to face the day. The argument I had at work last week was still preying on my mind and I really need to let that go. I met Peter in town and we had a great lunch at a new restaurant - I must take my sister there next time she visits - she'll love it.

    As you can see, that would be much better for your writing practice!
    This is what exactly I have been doing for one month. It has helped me a lot.

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    Default Re: how to write diary

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello

    I want to learn how to write a diary to record my daily activities. Are there any examples on the website that I can read. I want to improve my writing skill.

    thank you
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning.

    Please remember that this website has an excellent forum called

    "Editing and Writing Topics."

    You can post a few sentences there every few days, and many

    people will eagerly read them and make helpful suggestions.

    Have a nice day!

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