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Structure is not as difficult as writing.

Keng 39 / 134  
Sep 12, 2009   #1
An structure is an simple thing ,but writing is more complicated.

Although i get 24 out of 25 items from a structure part of University exam, i still find that Writing is not so easy as writing.

The best way to improve writing is to read every kind of subjects on websites such as CNN, BBC. Hence, i can write an essay more effectively.

anyway, websites like the economist and The new york times are very hard to understand if without a high level of vocabularies which are mainly in academic texts. Information here is valuable to my writing exam, yet i have to use easy words to put in my essay so that everyone will understand what i convey to him.

EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Sep 13, 2009   #2
Are you asking a question here, or just sharing some thoughts? If you're just sharing thoughts, I'll move this to "Student Talk."
danielh 2 / 9  
Sep 13, 2009   #3
"i still find that Writing is not so easy as writing."

If by that you mean writing without errors is easier than writing something original and interesting, I agree.
neuromancer 3 / 7  
Sep 23, 2009   #4

I use it alot to vary similar words so don't get repetitive, or for better word choices. if you have a ipod-touch or iphone they have the same dictionary/thesaurus app for free
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Sep 24, 2009   #5
Oh, but this is a very dangerous thing to do unless you take the extra step of looking the new word up in a dictionary and reviewing all of its meanings, to be sure you are choosing an appropriate synonym for what you want to say. I would say that use of the online thesaurus (and online translators) is the chief cause of English language students writing sentences that make no sense or sound very strange. A thesaurus lists all possible synonyms, including those that have quite specific or narrow applications. Never use a word that you have found in the thesaurus unless you are absolutely sure of its meaning.
Rosejoker 2 / 3  
Sep 28, 2009   #6
Thank for your nice site neuromancer...but it seems like I'm going to work hard to use it...

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