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Student Examples: Important Rules for Writing

This week, students were asked to think of three important rules for good writing. Here are some of their thoughts.

Writing needs to have an attractive title so that someone may wish to read it.

Consider the reader as the most important person when you write.

Writing should contain enough information for the reader to understand the idea you are trying to communicate.

Writing should follow the accepted rules of grammar, including punctuation.

Writing should not be too long because, if it is, it may cause boredom in the reader; however, length is not always a bad thing if what you say is of interest to a reader.

Follow the standards of writing.

Writing should be consistent from beginning to end.

Writing should use plain and easy vocabulary unless necessary. (George Orwell; 1984)

Writing must be concise, clear, orderly and sequenced.

Writing requires us to know something of value that another person may wish to know.


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