Improving your writing takes time and practice. Over the next several weeks, we’ll share some tips that will help you become a better writer.
Today’s tip: Practise writing complete sentences.
Earlier this week, we talked about the differences between complete sentences and incomplete sentences. In formal writing – the kind of writing you’ll be expected to do on the OSSLT — a complete sentence needs four things. Use this checklist to help you determine if you’ve written complete sentences:
ÿ Does each sentence have a subject?
ÿ Does it have verb? You should be able to identify who is doing what.
ÿ Does each sentence begin with a capital letter?
ÿ Does it have closing punctuation (period, question or exclamation mark)?
ÿ Does it make sense?
ÿ Will another reader understand what I mean?