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    COULD YOU TELL ME THE BEST WAYS TO PRACTICE WRITING SKILL?

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    Re: GENERAL

    The first thing you need to understand is that we do not write all the words in capital letters. Capitalise the first letter of every sentence, the word "I", acronyms and proper nouns.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: GENERAL

    Texts written in capitals are unreadable.

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    Re: GENERAL

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    I believe that many teachers suggest at least two ways to improve your writing skills:

    1. Read widely. Choose something that interests you. The more you read, the more you will see how English-speaking people express themselves in writing. You will also learn more words for your English vocabulary.

    2. "Practice makes perfect." In other words, the more you write, the better your writing will become.

    You are currently in the "Ask a Teacher" forum.

    There is also a forum entitled "Editing & Writing Topics." If you will post a short paragraph there (for example, a diary entry), someone will be happy to check it for you. You can post a short paragraph there every day if you wish. You can write about anything that interests you.


    Best wishes!


    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 23-Oct-2014 at 21:26. Reason: spacing

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    Re: GENERAL

    One thing I would like to add about 'practice' is that non-native learners of English who do not have a good grounding in the fundamentals of grammar would invariably make many mistakes when they write. In an environment where the standard of the language is low, people would not pay much attention to sub-standard English.

    This is why having someone competent in the language to correct your writing is important. You would continue making the same mistakes without realising them, unless you have someone to point out the mistakes to you.

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Oct-2014 at 07:35. Reason: Tiny typo

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