Tips for Writers

What Can You Do to Include More Thorough Ideas and Information?

  1. Research, review, and create a rough plan before writing. Include notes for interesting details and examples in your plan.
  2. Read two to three sentences silently to yourself and ask if you can add more specific terms, dates, descriptions, or actions to create a more interesting piece.
  3. Read your piece to a friend and ask, “Is this writing interesting? What details or explanations helped develop what I am trying to say? Which ideas need more explanation?”
  4. Have a friend read what you’ve written and ask, “Do you have three questions about the details or explanations?” Decide if you would like to add that information to your writing.

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