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Stephen king

“ If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.”

STEPHEN KING

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How to improve writing?

More writing and reading are the two recommended ways to improve.

  • More writing exposes one to different styles,voices,forms and genres of writing.
  • Reading inspires us to write and increase our vocabulary.

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Take Notes
  • After reading a book or a chapter,write a summary.
  • This helps the brain to take in the information before you continue reading and also test your comprehension.

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Daniel coyle

“Research shows that people who follow strategy B [read ten pages at once, then close the book and write a one page summary] remember 50 percent more material over the long term than people who follow strategy A [read ten pages four times in a row and try to memorize them].”

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Read,read,read.
  • Try reading different Genre and Authors.
  • We learn how things are done by reading a lot and asking questions.
  • An active,creative and a good reader is a rereader.

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Benefits Of Writing
  • Writing Express our thoughts
  • It helps us to stay positive
  • Helps us to work through feelings

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Skip Sections

By Skipping irrelevant information while reading, we're

  • Not Overloading the brain
  • Not Wasting Time
  • Consuming the things that truly matter to us.

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Benefits Of Marking Up A Book
  • It keeps you awake
  • Active reading is thinking.Thinking tends to express itself in words,spoken or written.
  • If a person cannot express what he thinks,it means that he does not know what he thinks.
  • It helps readers remember what they have read.

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PAUL GRAHAM

writing doesn't just communicate ideas; it generates them.”

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Steps to becoming a critical reader

It is important to understand the basic structure and content of the text you are reading.

  • Consider the purpose for reading, like gathering information.
  • Think about the title. What does it tell you about what the book or essay is about?
  • Reflect on what you already know about the topic. Do you have a preconceived idea of what to expect?
  • Skim the opening sentence of each paragraph under the headings.
  • Read carefully, marking the places you find confusing or significant.
  • Identify key arguments the author makes, along with important terms and interesting ideas.
  • Make notes in the margin or on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Question the sources cited by the author.
  • What is the one question you would like to ask the author?
  • What did you like best about the work as a whole? What bothered you?

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Becoming a better writer

You can become a better writer by simply becoming more aware of your surroundings.

Writing is mostly strategy. And a big part of writing strategy lies in listening.

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How to Become a Better Writer [1/2]

1. Actually write

2. Watch out for repetition (and annihilate it)

3. Weed out clichés

4. Aim for clean, filler-free prose

5. Read... a lot! In a wide range of genre

6. Read again, with a pencil in hand

7. Choose personal over formulaic

8. Experiment to keep your style fresh

9. Sharpen your opening and ending

10. Never forget the big picture

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