Monthly Archives: February 2008

Effective Listening

Listen up: you can use your ears to write better. It’s true; improving listening skills can go a long way toward improving writing skills. Many people who scoff at such advice probably overlook the subtle, but significant distinction between hearing … Continue reading


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Grammar problems

By Dr. Robert F. Stevenson A few days ago, a friend of mine struck up a conversation with me concerning the pervasive problem of poor grammar. The discussion centered on the fact that one of the biggest complaints employers across … Continue reading

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Layers of Revision

If you’re like me, each time you read your own writing, you find additional opportunities for improvement. I find that when you work diligently at revision, improved writing always results. Revision (re + vision) means “to see again”. In order … Continue reading

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