1. Create a word bank
This is an interesting method to write your writing. First, choose a topic and write a thesis. For example, if you are going to write about reading, your hypothesis could be: “Reading makes you smarter.” When you have the thesis, think about your main topic and create a list of related words. Then, create a second list with words that are not so related to the main topic. Following the previous example, your main list could include words like: “books,” “reading,” “intelligent” and “library.” The second list can include terms like “Harry Potter,” “reading by a fire” and “test scores.” Over time, this process will help you expand your vocabulary. Also, these words will make your writing more vibrant.
2. Act as a reporter
Once you conclude the topic of the writing, explore the possible options deeply to create your theory. Make questions. Be curious. The more questions you ask before printing; the more information you will have to use in the essay. By acting as a reporter, you’ll get valuable quotes, resources, and vocabulary to start writing.
3. Create introductory sentences
The introductory sentences are those at the beginning of each paragraph and summarize the rest of the text. You can create them in advance so as not to deviate from the subject when writing the essay.
If you are going to write about the three main problems writers have today, you can create three separate introductory sentences. Then, when you start writing the essay, read the sentences you created to form a solid structure.
4. Explore both sides of the issue
If you have to write a long or complicated essay, it may be a good idea to explore both sides of the issue before you start. At the time of writing, you should concentrate on one side only. But, as you prepare, you can more easily develop your thesis with a list of similar points on each side. Also, by exploring opinions against, you will know which points you need to address best in your writing. This exercise helps you learn more about the topic and enrich your vocabulary to improve the essay.
5. Read upside down
One way to find grammatical errors in your writing is to read each sentence backward (start with the last word and end with the first). That way, you will not be fooled by the sound of words when you read them mentally.
Writing an essay is undoubtedly an ambitious task. There are many details to learn, and the process can take a lot of time and effort. However, with practice and study, you will improve. We hope that some of these tips will help you improve your writing skills. Good luck!