Summarize it (say what happened briefly) using this formula:“[Somebody] wanted…but…so…”Confused?
Here’s what it looks like in action:“Bruce Wayne wanted to save Gotham but supervillains were trying to destroy it, so he trained hard and became Batman.”Recognize that story?
In order to break the rules, you first need to learn them!
If you take classes, you probably have written assignments. Speaking is simple—you just find someone to speak to, and start talking. Improving your English writing doesn’t have to be frustrating or boring. The Internet might be changing the way we communicate in English, but that just makes it even important to learn how to write properly.
This section includes spelling variations between British English and American English.
Abbreviations Learn the main types of abbreviation—shortenings, contractions, initialisms, acronyms—and how to write and say them.
We’ll say it straight out: Writing helps you learn English. This study showed that even short writing sessions can improve learning. Here are just a few ways: See how awesome writing is? These exercises challenge you to try new things and think creatively, while learning and improving your writing skills.
And the best part is, by improving your writing skills, you’re actually improving many different English skills. Now, write a story using as many of the words on the list as you can.
Maybe you left a message on your friend’s Facebook wall, or maybe you wrote a note to a professor. That’s why learning to write in English is just as important as learning to speak. It may seem strange to focus on English writing at a time when everyone can write however they want online.
Even more importantly, not all the writing you do will be over social media or in informal English. You might need to write a report for work, an essay for school or an email to someone you know.