8 Ways To Improve WRITING

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This post will share 8 practical tips to improve writing.

It’s important to make your writing interesting, but you need to provide accurate information first. Make sure that you provide enough (fed up done quotes) detail for the reader to understand what you mean without having them have to stop and think about what you wrote. We’ll give some examples in this post that describe ways writers can achieve this goal – from using specific words and simple sentence structures, explaining concepts, condensing thoughts into smaller sentences, and including metaphors or analogies.

8 ways to improve writing are:

1. Use plenty of detail.

A reader can’t understand what you mean if you don’t give them enough detail to make sense of what you are trying to say. It’s important to provide enough detail to make sure that the reader can figure out what you are trying to say, but it’s also important not to use so much detail that you overwhelm the reader with information. When writing essays or articles, the reader should be able to follow your arguments without getting confused about things that are not clear. To write clear sentences use simple and specific words instead of overusing words with many syllables or abstract words. 

2. Break up long sentences into smaller ones using subject-verb-object structure 

Long sentences are hard to follow because readers can lose track of where you started and where the sentence is going or what point you are trying to make at this particular time.

An example of a long sentence is: In the past, many people believed that the earth was flat. 

This sentence can be broken down into three parts: In the past, many people believed that (subject), the earth was flat (object), and this belief was often accepted as a fact.

The “many” part can be condensed and changed to: Many people in the past believed that (subject), the earth was flat (object).

3. Use short words and simple sentence structures

A reader should be able to understand the main point of each sentence after reading a list or paragraph, no matter how long. You can make your writing clearer by using short words and simple sentences. This is also important to use fewer syllables instead of long ones in order to give the reader an idea of what you mean without having to stop and think about it first.

4. Use analogies and metaphors

Analogy is a comparison of two different things based on their similarities. It is important to keep the reader intrigued and interested in your writing, especially if they are not familiar with your subject. People often think differently because they are using different mental processes. You can use analogies and metaphors to explain your ideas about a subject in a clearer way. Starting with an analogy or metaphor and then describing how it works or how it is similar to what you are talking about makes your writing more interesting and easier to understand.

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5. Use active voice rather than passive voice

Use active voice instead of passive voice. For example, “The meeting was canceled” is in active voice, but “The meeting was canceled by the boss” is in passive voice. Active voice is more direct, less wordy, more clear, and more tempting for students to write in the future. Avoid the passive voice by using words like “sees” instead of “is seen”, “feels” instead of “is felt”, and “knows” instead of “is known”.

6. Emphasize the important ideas in your writing

One of the biggest mistakes that college students make when they read their own writing is assuming that they know exactly what they mean when they use certain words. As a teacher, you need to actively emphasize the ideas in your writing or ask students to do it for you so that people understand what you mean and can use your writing as a model for their own.

7. Use parallel structures for details and ideas

Write with different details about subjects or events at the same time so readers can see both at once without having to stop and think about it first. For example, say you wanted to explain how the human heart works. Explain what the heart is while at the same time describing how it circulates blood. If you are writing about a new technology, you can describe the way something works and follow it with an explanation of why it is new or innovative before or after it.

8. Use “show” instead of “tell”

Telling is not as interesting or persuasive as showing your ideas by using a lot of examples, facts, and details, but it is easier to understand at first. Use “show” instead of “tell” to give more evidence and make your writing more interesting. Many times in writing, especially in creative writing courses and literature courses, for students to understand what something means they have to “tell” them about it rather than showing them what it is meant to look like.


These 8 ways to improve writing will make your writing more interesting, understandable, and appealing. Impress your audience by providing valuable information that readers can apply to their own lives.

Best wishes from all of us!


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