Yet another new series for my blog. This time it’s a ‘How to’/tips/hacks sort of thing! Expect tips related to writing, health, beauty, fitness… everything you can think of! If you want tips and/or hacks on a topic in particular, let me know in the comments below! Just a small disclaimer, these tips are based on both my research and personal experience. If you disagree with any of these, you can add and remove your own choices 🙂
So take out your notepads, put the kettle on and get writing!
- Have you effectively introduced the reader to your topic?
- Always start with an attention grabber.
- If the attention grabber was up to 2 sentences, add 3 more.
- Is the main idea clearly and effectively stated?
- Is the main concept discussed clearly?
- Did you cite all borrowed information? [This is mostly aimed at those doing assignments at college, University or thesis]
- Does the evidence support your argument?
- Do all body paragraphs follow a similar structure?
- Did you summarise your argument?
- Did you restate what was said in the Body?
- Did you make connections to the Introduction and Body?
- Does the conclusion flow from the Body?
- Is your language formal/informal? [This depends on the style of writing required]
- Are sentences concise and free from unnecessary content?
- Do sentences flow properly?
- Is grammar and spelling correct?
- Is the paper free from contractions? [Examples of contractions are don’t, it’s, etc.]
- Did you REREAD you paper? [It is recommended to read this THE FIRST TIME to check for grammar and a SECOND TIME for spelling, and then a THIRD TIME with any corrected mistakes. You can read it more than three times]
This section is for thesis, assignments and similar essays.
- Does everything have a cite?
- Are references and citations properly formatted?
- Have you used enough credible sources?
- Did you include a reference page?
… and you’re finished!