How to write better

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Writing Tips -- How to write better 1) Read the statement carefully and make sure you understand it. Always decide on what you are going to write before you start. Make a list of your main points. Every topic has two sides or arguments. One side of the argument is going to be your main idea or points. If you don't understand the topic - ask for an explanation or a different topic. This option is available only in class. On the TOEFL test you will not be able to do that. 2) It should be easy to identify the introduction, development and conclusion . Each section should have at least one separate paragraph. At least three (3) paragraphs. Each paragraph has one subject. You will be writing about a point for and a point against in the paragraph. Your introduction supports the development or the body. Your introduction and body supports the conclusion. Your introduction and conclusion supports the body. 4) Address the entire question or statement, not just part of it. Some questions ask only two questions. Some ask three or more. Some people learn by doing things; others by reading about things; and others learn by listening to people talk about things. Learning to write can be learned by reading and listening to others talk. The best way to become good at writing is by doing and practicing. 5) Learn the rules of English punctuation and use them.
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period, question mark or exclamation point. There is a space between a period and the next sentence. There is a space between a comma and the next letter. If you are listing things in the same sentence, use a comma after each new item. I bought some apples, oranges, milk and food for my monkey. A comma is also used to separate thoughts. 6) Write short, simple complete sentences. This style sounds strong in English. Long sentences are difficult to understand. Avoid big words -- big words are multi-syllable words such as "spontaneous." (spon-tan-e-ous) The essay is not a test of your vocabulary. It is a test to see how well you use the words that you know. It is not a test to see how many big words you can use. Big words that are used in the wrong context weakens your sentence and your essay. 7) Do not begin sentences with the conjunctions and, or, but or with because. In your introduction or in the body, do not begin a sentence with "in my opinion," "I believe," "it is my opinion / belief" or anything like this. Words like that can be used in a conclusion. Reasons: If used in the introduction or the body, that shows that you have not looked at all sides of the issue. Everyone reading the essay knows that you are giving your opinion. You do not have to remind them. 8) Make sure that each sentence has a clearly identifiable main
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