Providing Good Written Feedback

If you work in an academic or business setting, it’s likely that you will have to give written feedback to students, employees and colleagues. There are certain ways of providing this feedback which will gain you better results, which will be discussed in this article. Be concise. The more you write, the less likely people are to absorb it all. Consider using bullet points to break your comments down into easily-digestible chunks. Don’t be over-critical. If you want to get the best out of people, adopt a positive tone and provide constructive criticism which offers a clear pathway to improvement. … Continue reading Providing Good Written Feedback

The Importance of Using Correct Spelling

If words are spelt incorrectly, your writing isn’t going to flow. It will look messy, and in the worst case scenario, you might not be able to make yourself understood. It is therefore very important that you can spell properly, and if it isn’t your strong point, you should make an effort to improve. Here are some tips: 1.    Learn the different between words which sound the same, such as their, there and they’re. Identify the situations in which each one would be used – if you know the rules, you can make the right selection. 2.    Memorise simple spelling … Continue reading The Importance of Using Correct Spelling

Creative Writing: Thinking Imaginatively

Creative writing can be great fun, and it’s a brilliant way to improve your general written English. If it’s something which you’re good at, you might even be able to make some money from it. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it’s too late and that you should have started practising your creative writing years ago – anybody can enjoy this pastime and it can easily be worked around other commitments and hobbies. There are numerous different types of creative writing which you could try your hand at. Maybe you’ve always enjoyed the language of poetry, or perhaps … Continue reading Creative Writing: Thinking Imaginatively

Some Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing

Writing is of vital importance in everyday life and it plays a central role in our communication with others. Being able to express yourself well on paper/ via electronic means can serve you well in various situations. Some examples might include sending emails, contacting companies, applying for a job, keeping a blog, completing a course for work or further education, and many more. Here are some ways in which you can hone your skills in written English to improve your communication skills: Practice. It’s true that practice makes perfect, and by writing on a regular basis, you’re going to get … Continue reading Some Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing