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Writing Skills

How to Develop Writing Skills?

  • The art of deciphering ideas, concepts and thoughts from the human mind to paper or monitor is called writing skills.
  • Writing is one of the most important ways of correspondence.
  • The question arises that why, despite constant practice over a considerable period, can’t students develop quality writing.
  • The basic reason is that in our system of education teaching and learning is based on rote memorization, which means a complete BAN on creative thinking and this keeps the students from developing inquiring minds. This myopic learning approach does not widen the breadth of student’s wisdom. For creative writing a student must be exposed to conceptual learning and continuous process of investigations.
  • Henceforth due to these shortcomings the student even at the university level, still has acute deficiencies in writing.
  • In order to develop this very important skill, university students may adopt the following tips and steps.
  1. Need for serious attitude.

It has been observed and seriously noticed that even the students of college and universities are remained oblivious towards improving their academic writings. This attitude of non-seriousness ultimately requires to be changed into a seriousness, so the tangible improvements can be achieved.

  1. Stop worrying and start writing

Mostly students have a fear of writing; even professionals are scared to write. And this notion of fear at most of the occasion falters them to express their thoughts into writing. It is a natural law; when we start writing our thoughts and ideas are channelized and rationalized. Countless writers have written magnum opus books and the only secret to do so depends on the continuous writing. As the great British historian Arnold Toynbee says, since my childhood I have been writing something new every day.

Generally, our own piece of writing seems perfectly correct at the very first instant, but this turned to be a misperception at many occasions. The improvement and perfection may become vivid once we continuously work on writing think pieces. This further includes and advised to consult a mentor for the refinement of your writing.

  1. Vocabulary enrichment

Powerful vocabulary is the weapon of a writer. In writing, enriched vocabulary plays the role of equipment and instrument, and you need to fit the word like a jigsaw puzzle to make the sentence meaningful.

Avoid the use of a meaningless jumble of jargon, which leads a reader to clueless and frustration.

  1. Don’t expect perfection in the first draft.

Sometimes writing runs into disaster and the writer suffers from disappointments. In such scenarios, don’t stop writing because, you have just started this journey of writing and putting pen to paper, ideas will be revealing and manifesting as this practice continued. Good writing is linked with your deep down study, mental maturity, conceptual clarity and persistence in ones’ positive attitude.

  1. Need to develop a strong grammar.

Weak grammar will damage your image.

  1. Deep study

The study of powerful books and magazines will give you multi-dimensional benefits.

  • You will learn quality writing patterns.
  • It will widen the horizons of your knowledge
  • It will dramatically increase your confidence to write
  1. Plan your outline

Without conceptual clarity and determination of direction, you won’t be able to articulate your paper.

  1. Start writing right now with the end in mind. Practice, practice, and practice lead to perfection.
  2. Consult electronic dictionaries regularly because consulting a dictionary in writing is as important as fist and glove.