Lifehack: Tips for Becoming a Better Writer


Lifehack posted a decent article this morning outlining some common sense tips for becoming a more effective writer.

The executive summary:

  • Pace yourself.
  • Plan your paper first.
  • Start your paper with the second paragraph.
  • Don’t worry about writing crappy drafts.
  • Stay away from plagiarism.
  • Follow your instructors directions.
  • Refrain from using Wikipedia.
  • Everything you put in your paper should connect to your main idea.
  • Always proofread. Forwards and backwards.
  • Offer a conclusion.

You should be familiar with most of these points, but I suppose it is never a bad idea for a refresher.  Check out the original article for the author’s explanations to the main points listed above.

Advice for Students: 10 Steps Toward Better Writing at


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