Writing is one of the rarest and most undervalued skills among students. And it is not there fault. The professor and teachers indulge them with spoon feeding at an age where imagination can grow. Writing skill are important to build not only will it help in improving grades but will also develop the ability to think and explain. So how can students improve their writing skills? ...right ! So let’s jump directly to the points to remember.
Take time... Most of the students start their papers the night before they are due and write straight through until their deadline. Teachers give assignments with at least 1 or 2 days time for a reason: so that the students gettime to read , research, writeand revise. Taking advantage of the time givena student will produce a better paper, with less stress and without losing a night of sleep.
Write with a plan… There are no successful writer who donot plan the work before they starts writing.Write a list of points to cover and do not forget the purpose of writing. It helps you when you get stuck writing.
Write that first draft... Don’t worry about facts or think it through. Just let your thoughts flow. Pen it all done without hesitation. When writing the first draft don’t worry about grammar. You can fix your mistakes when you proofread. What you write doesn’t matter, what you rewrite is what matters.
Make the answer meet the requirements... Make sure your answer meets the requirements spelled out in the assignment. Most students ask is “how long does it have to be?” The answer is very simple, every paper needs to be exactly as long as it needs to be to make its point. However, when you are nearing to the point don’t stretch the answer any more.
Communicate the purpose... revise your paper at least twice and focus on how well each line takes the readers towards the understanding you need them to have. Every sentence should direct your reader towards your conclusion.
Proofread... This is where youwant to pay attention to your grammar. Correct the spelling error. Proofreading is the last thing you do before declaring a paper “finished”.
The best way to improve writing skills is to write as much as you can. These tips will help give you gain a direction and point out areas where you are likely to find theweaknesses. So next time you sit to write, just write till the very end.