Updated: Feb 26
Out of all the things to develop in school, becoming a better writer maybe the most important thing of all to develop. Writing is a skill that can be improved with practice. Many students don't like writing because they are not really good at it. They spend little time writing and so have average writing skills. Writing and speaking are connected and both come naturally to all of us. So how can you as a student improve your writing ability?
One of the easiest ways to improve your skill as a writer is to do more reading. Students
a lot of reading in school, but most of it centers around subjects that they have to study which are part of the school's curriculum. What you need to do is read anything that relates to your favorite hobbies and interests so that you are reading about something that you love and are really interested in. Read half an hour a day or more with respect to your favorite blog, magazine, or book dealing with your favorite hobby. Becoming more knowledgeable about your favorite hobbies in this way increases your vocabulary helping you to better express yourself when writing and speaking.
Doing extra reading also helps you to become familiar with the different writing styles that authors use helping you to develop your own style of writing. Reading daily gets you into the writing habit. The more you read the more you want to write. Writing daily not only makes you a better writer, it improves your self-confidence and your ability to express yourself not only as a writer but also when speaking. Improved speaking helps you to be more successful in your job and in sales, your personal life, indeed in every area of your life.
Here are some ideas to help you to improve your writing skills. Buy a large planner and use it as a daily journal. In it, write every day for fifteen minutes a day about what you are learning about others, yourself, life and the journey, and the world so that you have a journal of your own personal growth over the course of time. You can also write ideas for books, essays, inventions, websites, and other businesses that you come up with in your journal as you grow as an individual.
Another great way to improve your writing skills is to start a blog or Facebook page having to do with one of your favorite hobbies or interests mentioned above. Share your passion for baking cookies, fishing, gardening, or any other hobby you have been pursuing seriously over time. You will find that there are many people out there that share your passion for baking cookies. By writing about your favorite hobby, writing will become fun and something you look forward to doing every day. Writing will no longer be a chore as it is with respect to your writing assignments in school but something you love doing.
Over time not only will you improve your writing skills but become an expert with respect to the hobby or interest you are sharing. This will lead to a successful blog or website, a book, something that will allow you to do far more for others than what you have been doing so far. You can continue to share your passion for baking cookies and choose not to develop a business from it. But you also have the option for creating a business from your hobby doing something you love and thus improving yourself financially. Many people dream about creating a better life for themselves and this is a great way to do it. Whether you choose to share and educate people about baking cookies or create a solid business doing so is up to you. Writing with respect to your hobby will help you to improve your writing skills, improve your self-confidence, and help you to create the better life you have been dreaming about.