Finessing an argument and spotting typos need different mindsets. Whether you’re writing an essay or a PhD, you need to be the editor as well as the author.
Quotations should serve your argument. Find pertinent quotations, place them for best effect and make them fit your purpose.
When your writing flows, your reader can easily absorb your ideas and understand what you’re trying to communicate.
Students want their text to get to the point, and for their argument to be easy to understand. Their writing needs to be clear and concise.
The main point of cutting back a piece of writing is to make your work more impactful—more energetic and more persuasive.
Developing a critical mindset involves drawing on qualities including confidence, motivation, curiosity and effort.
Transition words and phrases help your work to flow smoothly from one paragraph to the next. They act as a helpful signpost.
To make your writing flow, take the outgoing idea from the end of a paragraph and show how it connects to the idea in the next one.
Always start with a hook to draw in your reader.
It's helpful to discover which conceptual metaphors work for your own writing.