Writing tip of the week

by Harriet Castor

When you’ve written a draft of an essay or assignment, put it away for 24 hours and don’t look at it.

After your break, come back and print out the essay. Then read it aloud – or ask a friend to read it to you. This may feel silly, but it is really worthwhile. Seeing your essay on paper and hearing it are both brilliant ways to help you spot problems and mistakes.

For a confidential one-to-one session with me to work on your writing skills, email Harriet.Castor@uwe.ac.uk. I’m at Frenchay on Wednesdays and St Matthias on Thursdays.

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