5 daily habits that help you to boost writing

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Do you have difficulty writing emails, reports and other documents? Our simple (and easy to incorporate) tips can help you to improve professional writing. Here are five habits suggested by teachers for its improving:

 

1. Adopt a bedside book

You have undoubtedly heard that, to write well, you need to read a lot. Our teacher Diogo Arrais corroborates the advice and says more: choose a book of your interest and do not go a day without opening it, even if it is to read a few pages.

The idea is to prioritize works of fiction. "In addition to bringing grammatical and vocabulary repertoire, literature presents analogies and metaphors, which helps to write better on any subject," says Damásio's teacher.

 

2. Use any pretext to write

If you pay attention, you will see that daily life makes room for small essays all the time. "Write e-mails, messages, notes, reminders, poems, or even argumentative essay about obesity, the main thing is you need write," Rosângela suggests. The important thing is to use every possible opportunity to train writing.

Arrais goes further and proposes to feed a blog or even a profile in social networks with more "copyrighted" texts. In this exercise, says the teacher, the priority is not so much the content of the articles, but the attention that you will dedicate to your form.

 

3. Think of the reader (and ask for feedback)

In the day-to-day hurry, it is common to push the "send" button of the email without reviewing the text. Nothing can be more harmful to the quality of communication, say the teachers.

If you want to perfect your writing, it's important to take a minute to reread what you've written. Is there any information missing? Is the message clear? According to Arrais, it is fundamental to imagine yourself in the reader's shoes or even to ask for comments and criticism about your text to colleagues, family, and friends.

4. Disable the spell checker

Rosângela says few professionals are hostage to automatic brokers. "The problem is that this type of instrument is unable to understand our ideas and our style of writing," says Faap teacher. Instead of helping, technology ends up confusing and generating insecurity.

To gain confidence and independence, the tip is to replace the tool with useful reference materials such as a dictionary updated by the new spelling agreement and decent grammar.

 

5. Investigate what you (still) do not know

When faced with doubt, do you usually change the phrase to avoid the construction that is causing insecurity? This type of escape is widespread, but misses great chances of learning, says Rosângela.

When you question the writing of a word, the use of a particular expression or the construction of a sentence, it is time to consult the reference materials mentioned in the previous item. According to the teacher, the worst alternative is to ignore the problem and thus perpetuate the doubt.

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