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Tips to Improve English Drafting Skills

Santhosh Poojary (SIEMPRE AHÍ PARA TI) (15587 Points)

14 October 2010  

English is the foremost spoken language in the whole world. That's why it is absolutely crucial for you to know how to develop good writing skills in English. Unfortunately, not everything can be learned from the classroom. A little extra help can go a long way.

           

 

1. Read in English

When you want to master a language, you can never read enough.

Every new book, short story or article you read teaches you new words, new ways to formulate sentences, and more natural ideas on how to use the language. They go to your subconscious and slowly start becoming more natural to you, until one day you notice that you start to think in English and know that you’re on the right track.

 

2. Listen to native speakers

Blogging is a form of public speaking, which is why one of the best tips for making your text come alive is to write as you speak.

But if you don’t speak English every day, this is a rather tricky advice to follow. So, one thing I have found useful in practicing conversational writing is to watch and listen natives speak.

 

3. When writing in English, think in English

This is one of the most important tips that separate a decent foreign language writer from a lousy one. The lousy writer thinks in his own language and then tries to translate his thoughts to English. But that simply doesn’t work: the idioms, grammar rules, and cultural differences make text written in this manner sound clumsy and unnatural.

 

4. Write

The best way to learn anything is by throwing yourself out there and practicing. With writing practice is even more important. In fact, I would give you the same advice even if you were considering writing in your native language. But of course, it’s even more important when writing in some other language

 

. Trust your gut

The human brain is an amazing machine.

You put in the source material by reading, listening to people talk, and speaking. Then you start writing your own blog posts and tune in the mind set of writing in English. And all of the sudden, words just start flowing from straight from your brain to the keyboard.

 

6. Proofread

When you have finished writing your article and it seems nearly perfect to you, the next thing to do is to check it for typos, grammar mistakes, and just some plain weird sounding sentences.

7. Have English-speaking friends who are not afraid to correct your mistakes

The best way to learn to sound like a native is to hang out with them as much as you can. By paying a close attention to how they speak, you will learn the sayings they use, the slang, and even the jokes that they throw at you. All of this is important in making your English sound more natural and conversational rather than something learned from a book.

Instant messaging, e-mailing, or even chatting with them face to face, if possible, are all good ways to learn from friends.

 

8. Study spelling and grammar

Yeah. I admit it, this doesn’t sound like a lot of fun at all. But to achieve greatness, you have to put in some effort. And in the end, the reward of learning and becoming more confident with your writing is really worth it. Go find the books you were using on your English courses back in school, or if you can’t find them, check if there are any good course books at the local library.

 

9. Relax

Last comes the most important tip of all: Relax, and enjoy your writing. To be a great writer, you have to put in a lot of effort, but it’s not going to happen overnight. So, while you are practicing, don’t panic. Just write the best content you can with the skill set you have right now. Put it online on your own blog and learn more as you go.

 


 19 Replies


(Guest)

Thanks for sharing yaar...

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Vikas Gupta (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT) (16295 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

Originally posted by : a.jayasri

Thanks for sharing yaar...

Lavanya (XYZ) (47 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

The title of the message reads...."....English drapting"...it should be "....English drafting"...first correct this before you talk about improving English ;)

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Tharun Raj (CMA) (1016 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

Lavanya there may be mistake while typing. You have pointed out correctly, but this is not the way to tell.

We all do mistakes while typing. Hope you take it in right sense.

Great work dear Santosh.............. Keep it up. I am watching all your works....... Really great.

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Azim Khan ACA,CS,CMA*,LLB* (Proprietor) (1312 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

agree with tharun,

the article is really helpful for us.. lavanya u should appreciate others.

 

thx for sharing....

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Tulasi (Accountant) (27 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

Hi to all

Each article is helpful one or the some other,

I appreciate Lavanya's remarks,

You can see our friends ability for drafting/presenting this article, by just clicking this link/url. https://www.freelancermagazine.com/ten-practical-tips-for-writing-in-english/

(It's a cut, paste job, but all you need is  presentation skills!!!!!!)

Thq

Tulasi Rao

Sumit Agarwal (Article Assistant (CA-Final))   (393 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

hey lavanya,learn manners,he is sharing with us such a valueable tips .if want to check his english ,check his paragraph not heading,if you cant praise his work,what is the use of ur english.....which cant thanks others for their contribution.......some people born to find other's mistake,u are one out of them...u noticed one word out of whole page.......huh....if u could see ur contribution,the same mistake u did....check it out...copied item

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(Guest)

Nice


(Guest)

 

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(Guest)

Person learns through his mistakes. At least Santhosh tried to attepmt.

San is making those things available which many of us dont  know....

So on behalf of all thank you very much......  

Lavanya I think you need to improve on your soft skills.......

Lavanya to aise baat kar rahi he jaise usane aaj tak koi mistakes hi nahi kiya he.........

Thanks San......Good Attempt.!!!!

Keep sharing  ..................

 

 

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Priya Sharma (Company Secretary & Student.MBA)   (998 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

I second Tharun Raj.........the content is so beautifully drafted....chck it out first alvanya....

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Dileep Kulkarni (Finance Manager) (38 Points)
Replied 14 October 2010

Brother first check your spellings this also improves the 'DRAFT'


(Guest)

Dear lavanya this is for typing error u know

You not take it seriouly and I know Santosh is rocking dear

Ok i hope you think better

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(Guest)

Great Job Mr SAN...

In Whole World there are Negative People like Lavanya.

 

We Should Avoid Such Negative People...

 

Keep Rocking Yar.

 

Your Contribution is Very Helping to All Students Of CCI



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