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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it
How do you have the most impact online? Should your writing be short and sweet or long and detailed?

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This article is about how to improve your righting skills to make your papers more interesting to read for everyone. For example one of the attention grabbers to give Curiosity to the reader which is an attention grabber and keeping this up in the hair idea gives people to incentive to want to read more so they can find out more about the topic as long as the read on. the article continues to give more tips on keeping the readers attention and mind thinking on its own term.

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Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:34 PM

This article is about simple steps to make your writing more intriguing and easier to read. I thought it was very helpful because it really is 8 SIMPLE steps to improve a person's writing skills, and every study they mentioned and test they created worked. 

I will definitely be using this article as a guide for future writing assignments.

Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Interesting comments on writing for most views, retweets, shares. Covers use of numbers, negatives, verbs to increase popularity of posts.

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:56 AM

This is an excellent article. It included the words most tweeted.

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Sperm donors can seek more parental rights - Telegraph

Sperm donors can seek more parental rights - Telegraph | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it

Sperm donors were given the legal right yesterday to apply for regular contact with their biological children following a landmark High Court ruling.


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GenePeeks' "digital babies" technique aims to steer future moms to safer sperm donors

GenePeeks' "digital babies" technique aims to steer future moms to safer sperm donors | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it
GenePeeks weaves the DNA profiles of women and potential sperm donors to analyze their hypothetical child's risk for developing a recessive disease.

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This is a great article for the genetic terms for sperm donor children. this talks about how they are trying to avoid the recessive genes and the other problems they don't want for their future child. This also covers how the doctors are making the sperm donors go through even more detailed background checks so they can avoid any infectious diseases or any other birth affects the mother did not sign up for. they are making sure that the background checks are extremely though.

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A Sperm Donor Fathered Hundreds of Children

A Sperm Donor Fathered Hundreds of Children | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it

"There have been calls to regulate the industry by ensuring that there are no more than 10 kids from the same donor in one area, testing donors, and monitoring both donor’s and children’s medical records. Kimball is now a 56-year old lawyer in New York City."


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This is a great article for if you think its the sperm banks fault for the children being curious of trying to find their father since this shows that there are too of the same donor children that are in the same location. it can also be that the father is giving to much or even giving false advertisement.

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6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer

6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it
You can tighten up your writing without losing your voice or compromising your writing style.

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This is a really useful article since it gives 6 ways to clean up your writing. I like how it almost forces you to do everything you've been doing wrong and through it away. Like myself i have a problem of using words repetitively and my work sometimes sounds out of order. this article tells you how to fix that in the simplest of ways.

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Penelope's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:37 PM

 

The more you write, proofread and edit, the more adept you become at spotting bulging and unnecessary word fat. Six quick tricks is a fast read to help you do just that. Which one of the six do you need to work on?

 

My favorite was #3, simply because I love the word "circumlocution." Has quite a ring to it. It means: don't be too wordy. Don't use two words when one will do. Three instead of four. Pick the best adjective out of two.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://positivewriter.com/tighten-your-writing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PositiveWriter+%28Positive+Writer%29

 

Penelope's comment, February 5, 2014 8:43 PM
I agree!
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Tips to improve your English writing skill

Tips to improve your English writing skill | Thinking about reading and writing | Scoop.it

The English language learners primarily focus on improving speaking skills. Of course, it is essential to convey your thoughts such that the listener understands it. However the writing skills do have an equal weight age. It gears up your thought process. This article contains some useful tips to write correct English.


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This is really interesting for someone who is transitioning from a native speaker to speaking, reading and writing English.  There are 7 different ways to improve their English and things people who already speak English may take for granted. One of the tips is as easy to just watch television and see how the people interact. There are other simple methods like thinking in English and trying to speak in only English. I think the problem may be about this paper is that its trying to convert the native speakers into only speaking English. That's what i got from it since it was very repetitive about only doing things in English.

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Adrianna Castelo's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:04 PM

I think this article can really help some people. It is very to the point on what can help you in writing so if someone just takes the advice it can potentially help them. 

Christopher Chao's curator insight, March 13, 2014 2:26 PM

Social media is very key to helping people learn how to have better english. What is this sentence I just read in the article. If anything social media and the internet is what makes the english language go down in flames and burn. Also I do wish our phones had a correct english term because I just text out my thoughts now but I dont check how bad it actually was.

Sharena Hamilton's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:28 PM

This article is useful it helps improve your writing skills, tell you to write down your thoughts and be creative . Just by reading  helps  you improve your writing because you get to learn new words and then you can even use those in your writing.

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Active Reading Strategies and Tips from Dartmouth College


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This website is set up almost like a table of contents for things that a college student may need help with to make themselves understand what they may be doing wrong or even right but need to elaborate for. This website is consisted of links to articles and videos to help enhance a individuals reading and writing experience.

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Kim Vose's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:08 PM

This page is full of tips and links to help improve your reading skills and comprehension.

Christopher Chao's curator insight, March 20, 2014 2:26 PM

These myths seems true though to some extent because I don't think I could comprehend something as well as them because I need to if I were to read it faster than the usual pace I normally read at. I also think that reading every word would be myth but they would help too. I wish people would also stop generalizing for others how somethings are effective and how somethings are not.

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Artificial Insemination 101

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Take control of your fertility and make an appointment with one of our compassionate and highly trained infertility specialists.


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this is good to show what artificial insemination actually is

 

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Grammar rules vs. conventions

Why is it that students never seem to learn the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, even though they take classes like English 104 and spend years in middle and high school learning about them?...

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This article shows that over time people are getting lazier with their writings and punctuation is beginning to decline.  With the lack of practice of writing throughout the years people are becoming more incompetent when using grammar and punctuation since they don't have the practice. Even though since we were younger we have been taught how to write  quantity to impress the teacher rather and quality.

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Elizabeth Pina's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:25 PM

I rescooped this article from Professor Vose scoop it page. This article  talks about the fact that yes grammar is important, but sometimes it's not looked as that important because of social media and other things. Also, it talks about that because some teachers make different parts of writing of more importance than others, different people focus on different parts of their writing. Writing should be applied in a way that it goes more with real life situations.

Lexi Chase's curator insight, February 13, 2014 8:38 PM

I think this article and made a lot of sense. Today as students the only time we are asked to actually write proper material is for school. We have adapted to texting and e-mails, which very seldom use proper grammar and we always have spell check to help us out. I think proper writing was much more prominent in generations past. It does not mean that it is no longer a useful skill. Many careers, most careers use proper formats of writing on a daily basis. It shows the basics that you are well educated in the way you present yourself in writing. "lol" and "hv" and "u" are not going to impress others. I like the idea of having students write journal articles for an audience rather than a paper to be turned into a teacher. I know that would be something I would be much more proud and enthusiastic about than an essay I turned in. 

Madison Bassow's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:07 AM

When the author was giving the 4 reasons why she believes that basic skills are being retaught when a student enters college, I just kept nodding my head. I can think of specific examples where each of these reasons/situations have occurred in my academic career so far. In my senior year of high school my English teacher asked us to keep track of our different writing assignments in all of our other classes. Out of my 5 other classes I had 2 writing assignments over the entire year, which is so odd to me because even in english we write about different subjects like science and history, but in those courses we were never asked to or taught how to write about them. But that brings up her fourth point, what do we consider a writing assignment? I personally see anything more than a paragraph as a writing assignment. But if you wanna get technical, almost every assignment is a writing assignment, no matter the length.