Tutor profile: Sally O.
What is the best way for me to approach writing?
The best and most effective way to approach writing is to see it as a process and to utilize the writing process. Prewriting is important to get ideas going, and then the next step is to organize those thoughts with an outline. After that, get a draft down then move on to revising and polishing it.
Subject: English as a Second Language
What is the best way for me to improve my writing in the second (or subsequent) language I am learning?
The best way to improve writing is to read on your own, and the key to reading on your own is to pick something you are interested in. For example, if you love baseball, read books, magazine and newspaper articles, blogs on baseball. The key is not what you are reading but that you are reading what interests you.
What is the best way for me to develop an argumentative thesis and not a topic, informational thesis?
The first step is to decide what you want people to believe or to do about the topic. For example, if the paper's topic is climate change, what do you want people to do? What do you want governments to do? In answering that question, you have formed an argument.
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