writing

What is your opinion on writing?

Here is the case. The way you think of something influences the way you deal with problems. Do you have the impression that gardening is above all having a tidy garden, you will probably mainly be busy pulling weeds. However, if in your view gardening means you want to have…

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One argument formula

Steven Posusta – who taught writing at UCLA – has created the formula  ‘The Instant Thesis Maker’, as part of a writing course. This is the formula.   1. Although…. (general statement, opposite opinion)   2. nevertheless…. (thesis, your idea)   3. because…. (examples, evidence, #1, #2, #3 etc.) When…

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How to write a good introduction in three steps

A while ago my colleague Daan Andriessen brought the ‘Swales three move model for introductions’ to my attention. Very practical, because a well-written introduction can help you in producing a well-written article. Therefore I would like to introduce you to the ‘3 moves’, this is the version of James Luberda.…

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The importance of (free) handwriting

Sometimes other people write down things very clear. That is the case in this article. It is about the benefit of handwriting versus typing. It states that handwriting helps you f.i. to generate more ideas, it helps you to think clearer. And that is exactly what you need when you…

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Can you force yourself to write?

There are days that your writing just doesn’t work out. Everything seems to distract you. Everything seems better than writing. One you have one of those days, there is help. Quite drastic help, I must admit, but still. For some of you it might be a solution. What am I…

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