TITLE

The Writer's Toolbox

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Scope;2/21/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 13, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents tips for improving writing skills. Details about a topic, that one is writing about, is essential. They may be small, but when they work together, they can be powerful. A writer should tell his reader exactly what it is he plans to write about. He should grab his reader's interest by tapping into his senses. He should think about the questions his reader might have about his topic. He should use conjunctions effectively because they are hardworking little words. They can be used to combine sentences.
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16019496

 

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