- By Carolyn Anderson
- Published 05/24/2011
Writing is one of the basic tasks required by students and if you want to excel or just make good grades in writing, read on for some writing tips for students that you may find useful. Even with simple tips, you can actually help yourself ace your school write-ups and of course, get good grades. 1. Learn about your topic by doing good research. Writing requires research and of course, good writing needs good research as well, thus learn to do research and find good facts that you can use to make good arguments for your essay. To guide you in your research, you may need to answer the what, why, how, where and when questions to help you get the basics. 2. Expand your vocabulary. Especially if you are writing for school requirements, it helps a lot to have a good stock of vocabulary to be able to write more effectively. Indeed, expressing your thoughts can be made simple with the right words and vocabulary as well.
3. Learning about the different writing styles. It is not enough that you have a good topic and you have a vast vocabulary in writing. You also have to learn how to arrange your thoughts and your ideas in such a way that the thoughts are conveyed in a clear manner and in a way wherein you can persuade better and inform your audience better as well. Aside from the different writing styles, you also have to take note of th
e proper sentence structure as well as spelling and grammar rules. 4. Don’t be afraid to have multiple drafts. Writing may need more trials before getting the right one. Of course, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You can start writing if the ideas start to flow in your mind. You don’t have to think about the rules if the ideas are all coming out of your mind. Write everything down and think about editing later on. You can always polish your work later and perfect your craft as well as your writing style. 5. Establish a way to make a good argument and a way to persuade your audience. In writing, you also have to make sure that your writing will be effective for your readers. If you want to persuade, which is one of the most common purpose of your essay or your writing project, then learn the different techniques and ways to persuade and convey your idea to your readers or your audience. 6. Make sure that you deliver good clarity of thoughts in your writing. To be effective with your writing, you have to be clear in conveying your thoughts. This is one element that you have to consider in writing as vague writing can often deliver vague thoughts as well.
7. Review and edit. If you are done with your writing, take time to edit and review your work, keeping in mind the rules and style of writing. Punctuation, grammar as well as spelling are among the things that you also need to remember while gong through your work at this stage.