How to improve writing skills

Mike12345

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Hi teachers, as you see, My writing is very poor, in which there are a lot of mistaks. I really want to improve my writing skill. Could you please give me some advice or recommend me some books on writing? Thank you!
 

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Hi teachers! As you see, my writing skill is very poor. I make a lot of mistakes. I really want to improve it. Could you please give me some advice or recommend some books on writing to me? Thank you!

Please see my corrections above.
 
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Could you please give me some advice?


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Hello, Mike:

This is very old (and boring) advice, but it is true: If you want to write better, it is necessary to read, read, and read.

Here is a personal experience to share with you.

A few days ago, I read a sentence something like this: "Five teachers there are, but only one speaks German."

I thought to myself: Wow! What an unusual ring (sound) that sentence has!

I had always assumed that it was necessary to put those words in this order: "There are five teachers, but only one speaks German."

I was reminded that sometimes for the sake of variety, it is fine to use unusual word order.
 

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Thanks, TheParser. It is a helpful tip.
Do you think that if we memorize sentences we find interesting will be beneficial for improving our writing?
 

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I would try to memorize usages rather than sentences.
 

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Thanks, TheParser. It/That is a helpful tip.
Do you think that if we memorize sentences we find interesting, it/that will [STRIKE]be beneficial for[/STRIKE] help improve [STRIKE]ing[/STRIKE] our writing?
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Memorising a sentence can help you learn vocabulary. When you find a new word, look it up and then memorise a sentence that actually means something to you. For example, if the word "brown" were a new word and your mother's hair is that colour, you could memorise "My mother's hair is brown". That way, you'll know exactly what colour "brown" is when you think of the sentence because you would think of your mother's hair.
 
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