If your writing is littered with long, complex sentences, try to divide them so they are shorter and clearer.
Always print out your work before you submit it - I guarantee you'll spot mistakes you hadn't noticed on screen.
Text not flowing well? Try this tip to reorganise your paragraphs.
If you hate the thought of editing your work, break down the task into manageable chunks and keep in mind that every editorial task you carry out will improve your writing.
In academic English, short sentences and paragraphs are often clearer, more readable and more effective than long ones.
Read your work aloud to make sure you're not rambling.
Read your text aloud to check that it flows well.
Always set aside your writing for at least 24 hours and come back to look at it with fresh eyes.
If a paragraph refuses to flow, underline the essential parts that must be included, work out the best order and add only enough words for the paragraph to make sense.
It's hard to analyse your own writing but there's a simple, straightforward way to check how your writing will come across.