Successive, Progressive Strategies for Improving Students' Writing
Improve Students’ writing skills, even if you teach other subjects…
Focus on ideas that readers want and need…research topics that answer questions.
Feasibility research reveals what editors buy…what people read.
Study markets to discover what sells.
Content research starts with “Keyword Research” because Search Engines and online databases focus on Search Terms.
Identify primary and secondary sources, and plan to vet research findings.
Diagrams and visual representations organize ideas.
Templates, models and frameworks build clarity.
Simplify, outline and convert words into graphic elements to communicate.
Shape ideas into form…electronic or paper…in any way you can.
Construct sentences, paragraphs…connect ideas with transitions.
Tag headings and sections to streamline your content edit.
Follow text logic…flow, transitions and conventions.
Titles, headings, bullet points keep the narrative flowing.
Text grabs and holds attention…start to finish.
Formal style guides and personal style conventions mean consistent writing.
Personal writing habits form your author’s voice.
Check for consistent writing during a “Style Edit.”
Line editing to spiff polish and strengthen your writing.
Clarify ideas, cut fluff, and zero in on meaning.
Check Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling and Word Usage.
Check and Recheck.
Insist that trained people check on automatic software tampers with your content.
Use Font styles, Headers, Footers, Headlines, Subheads, line spacing and other elements to enhance your content.
Touch up words and sentences with artistic and creative packaging.
Add “Typography Sparkle” to your writing.
Tedious tasks like documenting, citing references and sorting sources support writing success.
Write Abstracts as a “Final Step.”
Hire a professional if your work requires Indexing.
Software tools automate checking, editing and formatting tasks.
Know what to do, know what to write.
Software plus know-how equals writing success.
Free Online Courses teach you to write…if you write.
No one learns to write by reading about writing.
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