A noticeable difference between graduate studies and undergraduate studies is the significant increase in writing formal documents. They can be in the form of theses, lectures, abstracts, papers, lectures, applications, progress reports, etc. The following are seven simple but effective writing tips taken from the August 2011 issue of Graduate Connections. They are writing philosophies that some of the world’s most respected authors live by.
1. Omit the boring parts.
2. Eliminate unnecessary words.
3. Keep it simple.
4. Let criticism guide you.
5. Write a lot, all the time.
6. Write what you know.
7. Take a chance – don’t always play it safe.