Priceless Writing Tips Top 3 Critical Reading Strategies for Thoughtful Writing

critical reading strategiesReading is the reverse side of writing. Just like yin and yang or like Internet Explorer and Windows, reading and writing are inseparable. By becoming better readers, we inevitably become better writers at the same time.
Interestingly, it’s never too late to improve our reading skills (and we don’t mean speed reading here). We mean becoming critical readers – reading between the lines and getting the most from any text.
Here are top 3 proven critical reading strategies which will assuredly help you become a better reader and writer.
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Priceless Writing Tips The Writer’s Pocket Guide to 3 Major Types of Writing

types of writingAren’t you tired of switching between different types of writing?
It’s absolutely normal if you feel that skipping from critical writing to creative writing and then to persuasive writing and so on is distressful. Here are some good starters for major types of writing, which will help you make effective transitions without too much effort.
Critical Type of Writing
Book, movie and other art critiques require careful analysis. Critical doesn’t mean negative. In most cases, critical means objective and unbiased. Here are the main parts to include:
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Priceless Writing Tips How to Write a Good Introduction: 3 Core Ingredients

how to write a good introductionThe introductory paragraphs take only up to 10% of the total word count of a paper, but they play a very important role in your projects. Let’s be honest, some busy readers would only skim through this first part and judge the whole paper.
You probably have your own strategies for writing good introductions. Yet, it’s always interesting to look also at what your colleagues are doing. Here’s our view on how to write a good introduction.

Once Upon a Time Part

The first common introduction mistake is to start on a too general note: “English literature has many outstanding masterpieces” or “Universe is full of mystery.” It may seem that introducing readers to the subject matter is a good idea. On the other hand, however, it may seem more like a mere waste of readers’ time and precious words. They already know the title of your paper and they already have certain expectations. That’s why, speaking about the problem itself from the very beginning is a much better idea.
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Priceless Writing Tips GREAT NEWS: Individual Accounts at JSTOR Are Now Free!

access to jstorHey guys!
Did you hear that JSTOR now offers a free (though limited) public access to its online academic library?
Rumors say that JSTOR decided to reconsider their access policy, after the tragic scandal involving the former Reddit co-owner, wunderkind and digital activist Aaron Swartz, who stole 4.8 million documents from JSTOR in 2011 and probably wanted to upload them freely to the web.
So, JSTOR extends its free access, and now you can:

  • register for a free MyJSTOR account;
  • enjoy free access to 1.200 journals from 700 publishers;
  • download book chapters for further reading;
  • use additional options: save searches, export citations, receive email alerts for tracked journals etc.

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Priceless Writing Tips Myth Busters Fan Club: Writer’s Blocks Do Not Exist

writers blocksDo you agree that there are no such things as writer’s blocks?
In professional jargon, a writer’s block is a mysterious condition that paralyzes the writing process. Symptoms include staring blankly at the screen or paper and not getting any new words out. There is, however, a wonderful cure to all these symptoms.
And that cure is… understanding that writer’s blocks do not exist outside of our imagination.

The Miraculous Cure for Any Writer’s Block

Even though writing requires much creativity, there are at least 3 reasons why you simply can’t afford to suffer from imaginary ‘writer’s blocks’:

  • deadlines;
  • bonuses;
  • things to do after work.

The real reasons hiding behind the mythical blocks are usually laziness, boredom, fatigue or too strong emotions. This is why, every time the words ‘writer’s block’ nearly slip out from our mouths, we’d better stop. Stop and just be honest as to what’s the real cause of our procrastination.
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