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12 tips to make your writing better

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  • 1. 12 Tips to Make Your Writing Better
    Jennifer Falvey
    Midlands Technical College
    Academic Success Center
  • 2. What is your first thought when you get a new writing assignment?
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    image by Alex E. Proimos,; used with Creative Commons permission
  • 3. It doesn’t have to be that hard!
    Image by twicepix, used with Creative Commons permission
  • 4. Tip # 1: Know the Reading
  • 5. Tip # 2: Know the Assignment
  • 6. Tip # 3: Prewrite@ Your Comfort Level
  • 7. Tip # 4 : Get Help When You Need It
  • 8. Hey Look—You’re Ready to Write!
    Image by matt mcgee used with Creative Commons permission
  • 9. Tip # 5: Write the Thesis First
  • 10. Tip # 6: Write Topic Sentences Next
    One for each main point or section you will discuss
    Check for overlap of ideas
  • 11. Tip # 7: Identify Your Evidence
  • 12. Tip # 8: Get Help When You Need It!
  • 13. Hey! You Have a Draft of Something There!
    Image by universalpops used with permission from Creative Commons
  • 14. Tip # 9 : Leave Time to Revise
  • 15. Tip # 10 : Give It the Step Test
  • 16. Tip # 11 : Use Your Resources
    English 100 Handbook
    Little, Brown Handbook
    Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
  • 17. Tip # 12 : Get Help When You Need It!
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