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Tips for better writing
At the Word Level
  1. In descriptive writing choose specific nouns, precise adjectives, and the vivid verbs to create a sensory experience for your reader. See the attached document called "Sensory Word Bank" for ideas.

  1. In order to be convince your reader, use words that are persuasive in tone without being overly emotional. See the attached document called "Words for Argument Writing" for ideas.
  2. Use transition words to help your readers see the relationships between the ideas you have expressed.

At the Sentence Level
  1. Write a variety of sentences including simple, compound, and complex.
  2. Be clear, concise, and coherent in your sentence writing.
  • Clear sentences = Easy to understand
  • Concise sentences = Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but thorough
  • Coherent sentences = Logical and consistent (in agreement throughout)

At the Paragraph Level
  1. Organize your ideas into individual paragraphs, each with its own topic sentence, supporting details, and transition words.
  2. Write a concluding sentence for an only or final paragraph.