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Top tips to write well: What's in this guide

What's in this guide

This guide covers the main tips and tricks that will help you write well in doing university work (and a lot of writing outside university).

These ideas are meant to be useful. Compare them to your own habits and strengths/weaknesses as you write, and think about how you can get most advantage from them.

(1) Write in sentences
(2) Start each sentence strongly
(3) Don't try to sound academic
(4) Think about how your ideas connect
(5) Make your sentences work together
(6) Know your grammar
(7) Know your spelling
(8) Know your punctuation
(9) Use university conventions
(10) Edit