I’ve been teaching English for more than 30 years, and I’ve come across a lot of different approaches to writing in English. I’ve also taught hundreds of people how to write in English, so I’m happy to share some of what I’ve learned with you.
STEP 1: Know your audience
Before you start writing anything, you need to know who your audience is and how they want to be communicated with. This helps you decide what information is important, how much you can use, and how much detail you should add.
STEP 2: Read as much as you can
Reading books and articles written by people who are better than you at English will help you learn how to do certain things and avoid the pitfalls that can ruin your work. If you’re having trouble with any specific word or phrase, just Google it and you’ll find many articles explaining it.
STEP 3: Write your ideas down
You can write ideas out in different ways. You can write them in a note app, in a journal, on a whiteboard, or on paper. Whatever works best for you. It doesn’t really matter.
STEP 4: Write down your ideas in a text editor
Text editors are great because you can easily move sections of text around. They make it easy to cut and paste words or paragraphs from one place to another. I recommend using an online editor like http://www.summarizeit.com/. This program will turn your notes into an outline.
STEP 5: Edit your outline
Your outline should include information about each section of your document, including headings, subheadings, and bullet points. Your outline should be easy to read and easy to navigate, so you should avoid using too many formatting tools.
STEP 6: Create a flowchart
A flowchart is a diagram that helps you visualize your ideas. This lets you see how your content will flow together. It’s also a great way to organize your thoughts.
STEP 7: Proofread everything
Proofreading is an important part of the writing process. You don’t want to make any mistakes in the first place, but you also don’t want to spend hours editing and rewriting. If you’re using an online editor, you can use the spell checker to automatically find spelling errors and grammar mistakes.
Thanks for reading!