ライティング:英語のライティングが上達するためのコツ(チップ)5選!

5 tips to improve your writing

Want to become a better writer? In this video, I will share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you’re in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you! この動画ではエマさんが、英語の文章を書く力を上達させる5つのコツ(チップ)を語っています。

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Improve Your Writing
1) Do not use contractions in academic writing or formal writing

don’t do not
can’t cannot
shouldn’t should not
couldn’t could not
wouldn’t would not
isn’t is not
haven’t have not
hasn’t has not

2) Avoid there is / there are

There are many issues that students face at university. Students face many issues at university.
There are many development projects that the UN supports. The UN supports many development projects.

3) Avoid using really , very , a lot, so

Many students think university is very hard. Many students think university is difficult.
Bill 399 is really controversial. Bill 399 is controversial.
A lot of the students … Many students …
A lot of time is wasted … Much time is wasted …

4) Passive Voice vs Active Voice

Healthcare reforms were implemented by Obama. Obama implemented healthcare reforms.
The war was won by the French. The French won the war.

5) Use strong verbs

He gave assistance to my friend. He assisted my friend.
… made an objection … objected
… conducted an investigation … … investigated …
… did an audit … audited

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