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Everyday English 2
Everyday English 2

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7 Summary of Session 3

Well done for completing the third and final session of the course. Here are the key learning points from this session.

  • Following the six steps of writing – preparing, planning, drafting, editing, redrafting and proofreading – for longer or more important texts will help you to write more effectively.
  • Understanding when your writing needs to be formal and when it can be informal enables you to communicate well.
  • Following some basic principles of grammar, punctuation and spelling helps you to express yourself in writing clearly and accurately.
  • Emails, letters and reports need different structures and layouts.
  • Knowing how to build compound and complex sentences helps you to develop your writing beyond simple sentences.
  • Paragraphs are a useful way of organising your ideas and making sure your readers don’t get lost.
  • Recognising the syllables in a word and where the word stress falls can help with spelling.
  • When you write for different purposes and audiences – such as writing to inform, persuade or advise – you should use different techniques and styles of writing.
  • When you write a report, you should use the standard structure and headings, for example Introduction, Methodology, Findings, Conclusions, Recommendations.