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Miranda Miller

Sharing students’ concerns

Written assignments can be particularly challenging for students whose first language is not English but there are ways to alleviate anxieties around writing.
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Add verbal highlights

Want to inject energy into your writing? Try turbocharging your verbs to make your writing more powerful - James McConnachie explains how.
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When the blank page is your friend

I’m always reading about the tyranny of the blank page, the terror of starting something new. But once you’ve got going, when you’re drafting, and especially when you’re editing, the blank page can be your friend. When I can’t see…

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Print it out!

Always print out your work before you submit it - I guarantee you'll spot mistakes you hadn't noticed on screen.
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How to be your own editor

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.
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