How To Become A Better Essay Writer
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
Easier said than done would be an appropriate answer to Mr. Hemingway. Not everyone is born with a talent of putting words together into elegant sentences and learning this art can take years – decades in fact! But you, as a college student, need this skill now to write good essays rather than to work on your memoirs in fifty years. Can this skill be developed? Can you pick up writing like you pick up foreign words or learn to ride a bicycle?
There is no answer to this question since even after years of work some people may produce the kind of content no one wants to read. Others get so good that their inherited talent becomes a real success. In other words, people differ and so are their writing skills. However, you can try and develop yours with a few recommendations we’ve gathered in this post. Enjoy!
The more you read, the better you write
We are not talking about analyzing volumes of texts and extracting the best techniques to be used in your own writing. By simply going through the work of notable writers, you will absorb a part of their skill. Sounds unbelievable? Well, the scope of writing skill you have now has been acquired through reading – who says it can’t be continued? The main conditions are to read something worthy of your time, rather than Fifty Shades of Gray or other low-quality pieces.
Write something every day
It can be a short story or a Facebook note. Blogs will do perfectly for this purpose. The point is to tune your brain to writing once and for all, and if you don’t do it every day, your chances of success are minuscule.
Reread your writing
Do you feel that the quality of your writing is low? Does it seem to you that words do not go well together? Or maybe it’s the other way around. You are sure that your writing is already impeccable, but other people doubt it? Give it some rest. If you come back to it in a month or two, you are much more likely to notice its pros and cons.
Do not be ashamed to mimic the great
While this strategy won’t do for those who’re struggling to become world known writers, it surely will for college students. Mimicking a great writer’s style can be very beneficial for your writing assignment, given how many various styles and writing approaches have existed since people first decided to reflect their thoughts on a scratchable surface.
Do not hide behind a writer’s block. This thing does exist, but mostly in people who’ve been writers for all their lives. The lack of desire to write or mere laziness have nothing to do with writer’s block and should be cast away without mercy. If you have come to the end of this post, then writing is probably something you want to do, and letting such mundane things stand in your way is just silly. You can do it – do not doubt yourself and you will succeed.