Any tips for making the most of your notebook?
This is the way I start posts:
The goal for this post is to correctly use the following sentence structure and grammar:
(and then I list it).
I deliberately try to re-use the words/ grammar structures that I got wrong the last few times, just to cement it in my brain.
Any other tips?
As someone who does corrections, one thing I often look for is simply brevity - especially whether the entry fits onto a single screen. It's just easier to make corrections when I don't have to keep scrolling back and forth up to the toolbar; and, if I have comments to make, it's nice not to worry about running out of characters.
On the other hand, I sometimes also skip entries that are too short. It's hard to catch my interest in one short sentence. Also, if your meaning isn't quite clear, a little more context may help me figure it out.
Regarding topics, I like reading about different things all over the world. I'd rather hear about a someone's walk in a Mumbai neighborhood, or what someone in Hanoi ate for lunch, than about the latest American movie. I also enjoy reading about people's joys and frustrations in the more personal entries.
That's just me. Others may, and probably will, differ.
For example I tried to write about famous English authors and each time one of their short stories. This way someone noticed my notebook and corrected it.
Also writing about famous movies are good choices.
first of try to choose a good subject. Too personal topics aren't good.
punctuation is crucial.