Any tips for improving English writing?
What I do is ''draw'' my handwriting. It sounds weird and is hard to explain without showing you, but it works for me. I always get complimented on my handwriting lol. Just don't go too crazy on it either, heh.
Read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write and read and write...
There's nothing better than practice. Taking a course would help you improve your techniques, but practice makes perfect.
I would CHAT in the CHAT rooms, each day you start a convesation with a new online friend. You'll learn fast, there are a lot of people out there who love to point out grammical mistakes on the internet. That is good practice.
Thanks a lot you guys. These are all good ways. I will try practice writing as Vivien suggested and see if I could possibly find someone to talk to in the CHAT rooms. By the way, Чаусов A.И. , I think you must have misunderstood me. I am sorry for confusing you but I was not talking about handwriting in my question. Anyway, thanks for sharing with me your experience which is very interesting too.
Reading books/novels/magazines/newspapers/online forums and writing and practicing, make mistakes :D All of it, and if you're like me and get 'bored' using the one word in a repetative manner... read a Thesaurus (I did that all through high school, it was kind of fun!)
Chat rooms can be fun too, and I'm one of the many that like to pounce on mistakes... if the other person is ok with me doing so, hehe. OTL
Thank you for your advice amberthistle. I have not finished reading any English novels because of many reasons, the most important one of which is that whenever I come across NEW WORDS I would pause for a while to look them up for fear that they would remain fresh to me next time I encounter them. More often than not, I find some sentences are just too beautiful and attactive that I could not help dwell on it. To get rid of this bad habit, I am currently working on the book "How to read a book"-a best seller in last century. BTW, I like to talk with those who like to pounce on mistakes, that surely helps improving.
I can sympathize, because I have the same urges when I read French, but I've found some success in putting aside the dictionary and just trying to struggle through using context for the words I don't know. It's not easy, and if there are too many unknown words it can be downright impossible, but it can make a difference; I have a decently large vocabulary as a native speaker, and I picked up a lot of the more esoteric stuff just through reading. Of course it's not exactly the same, but the biggest difference for you is that you just don't know as many words. The more you puzzle out words for yourself, the easier it becomes.
(This is not to disparage the dictionary, which is a great tool. I just know from personal experience that it can be easy to get a bit overdependent.)
My teacher told me read article written by native speaker usually
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