I am Weak in English. How can i improve my article writing. ?
I am Weak in English. How can i improve my article writing. ?
Be strong in English by reading, writing newspapers..
Practice makes perfect.
List the things that you want in basic order, like introduction, body, summary.
Use your native language when creating the idea at first...then translate to english.
Use spell and grammar checker.
I use instant article and white smoke...my english is good but they still help.
As well as reading as much English material as you can, another good tactic is to try writing something, and then ask a native English speaker who is good with language to read it over and make suggestions as to what is good, what needs work, what would be better and why. Like most languages, English is full of subtleties and even if you can perfect your vocabulary and grammar, it can be very difficult to get the right tone and to make it sound natural.
A good example is ... a lot of people here write messages that start "According to me, [insert opinion here]" ... and that gives the game away that there's a 99% chance they aren't native English speakers. Now there's nothing wrong with that phrase – it's grammatically correct and it makes perfect sense – but it just isn't a phrase that English speakers would use.
Any posts I write in Arial are on my mobile phone, so please excuse typos etc.
Any posts I write in Verdana are on a PC, so feel free to berate me mercilessly for any mistakes
What are you actually planning to write? If you simply want to write some personal blog posts or social media content, then I'd agree with the suggestions you've been given.
But your thread title mentions articles. Are you hoping to write professional articles for sale, or to promote a business? If so, and if English is not your native language, then I'd advise you to think carefully before you go any further. If the quality of the writing is important, it might be better to write in your native language, and to pay an experienced translator to translate it for you. (This is no reflection on your own language skills. My point is that it's difficult for non-native speakers to achieve a high quality. You can put a lot of effort into improving your skills and still not achieve your goal.)
I've been seeing a lot of those users who use "according to me" instead of "in my opinion," or something along that line. Anyway, onto the thread starter's question, practice DOES make perfect, as mentioned by Ralph. You can then ask for the help of that native English speaker that Stevie D was talking about, to proofread whatever you've written, then compare what you've written to the proofread version. That way, you'll know how you're going to write better the next time around. I was going to say that you can use the typical word processor with the grammar checks to work on your grammar, but there are some of them that don't really spot the errors, so the best bet is to have a proofreader check your content.
Yes, but be sure to find someone who has good communication and language skills. Unfortunately, the majority of native English speakers don't have a clue about spelling, punctuation or grammar, and are incapable of expressing even simple ideas in their own language. Find someone who knows how to write, and how to communicate.
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For now, start your training by reading articles in blogs or in article directory. Simply read articles and observe its various styles: Is it written informatively? What perspective is used? Is it written in present or past tenses? It's also important to observe the choice of words that are used. Some articles are written with friendly vocabularies while others prefer to use heavy words. By performing the techniques above, you can verify if your observation is right or not
Well first of all work on your English and after that you can start writing. You may use the best writing option "Blogging" which will make you habit to write something everyday.
The more you read the more you gain. By being fascinated with just about any subject out there, you will come in contact with the different kinds of contents. You will learn to use correct vocabulary while writing. So when it's time to write an article, you will be more confident with your work.
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As others have said, you need to practice and really push yourself to always try and integrate something to do with English throughout your day, to ultimately improve your skills. I can't imagine learning a new language is easy, much less being proficient in it, but in the case of English, it could definitely pay off. If you can afford a tutor, consider getting one, otherwise just keep striving to read/write better than you could the day before. The good news is you don't need to learn that many words to be able to write quality articles, you just need to learn the right words and use them in the right manner to make what you're writing appealing and fluid.
The process might seem long, but here is what I use:
Write -> Read -> ReWrite -> ReRead -> ReWrite -> Give to a friend in a relative field -> ReWrite -> ReCheck -> Approve -> Wait for 2 weeks -> Publish!
I co-wrote something a while back, take a read of this, http://www.squidoo.com/writing-effectively-for-the-web. Hope this helps.
Not been writing for a while and now feel kind of bad, I think I need to get back in the game
That's something you just have to improve upon yourself, practice practice practice! You can also hire article writers and study their ways, it might help.
Keep reading good blogs and articles on internet,read newspaper daily,everyday try to learn some new words from dictionary.Try speaking in English as much as possible to improve your fluency
Regardless of how irritating Microsoft Office is it is still the best form of medium to improve your writing skills and look for what really went wrong when it gives Grammatical Error. You can also try getting it proof read by people you know or the local librarian.
Watch movies with English subtitles.
Get some English speaking friends.
Use forums like these where you'd expect the English to be reasonably good to see writing examples.