How to improve my English writing?

@monaliu (344)
June 13, 2008 9:20pm CST
I am a Chiese, I want to improve my English writing within half of year. could you kindly give some suggetions?
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5 responses
• United States
15 Jun 08
How well would you rank your English writing skills currently? What kind of help would you be interested in receiving? How much do you hope to improve your skills within half a year - do you have a specific goal in mind?
• United States
18 Jun 08
Reading and writting in English are two different things. People don't speak like they write. So, here you may get a bit confused because some of the writting words used for proper English are rather missing or people use them in a lax sort of way. Don't go by me. Instead, I say you read as many proper English hand books as you can find. And practice writting. The more you practice, the more you'll learn.
@monaliu (344)
25 Jun 08
sorry for response you later! thanks all of your idea! I am a Chinese, I only want to know more about English. of course,I also want to make native English friends as more as I can.
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• Canada
14 Jun 08
Getting on a site like this and communicating with people from all over the world, in English, is a really good start. Just keep reading the way proper English speaks (like myself) write, and you will pick it up in no time.
@monaliu (344)
14 Jun 08
good idea! I give it up so long time,but I want to pick it up from now on! I am a new comer,I want to post my photo,but I can't.could you give me some idea?
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• United States
15 Jul 08
For your profile picture / avatar: 1. Go to "preferences". (It is at the top of the page: monaliu * new discussion * profile * $x.xx * preferences * logout" - Choose preferences. 2. This should take you directly to the "customize your profile" page, where you can upload an image. ^_^
@uklizzie (52)
14 Jun 08
Read a lot, write a lot and listen to English speakers. Remember that with speaking and spelling, US and UK English have differences so don't get confused between them. You could also enrol in classes on the internet. There are many language schools that teach EFL, and ESL (English as a foreign language, English as a second language) and many of these are not expensive.
@monaliu (344)
25 Jun 08
maybe,I would like to try to take some English class.
• India
14 Jun 08
You obviously need to read a lot like newspapers, magazines, etc. But it's equally important that you listen to english news and programs on TV/Radio, so that a you make use of all your senses in learning it. Last, but not the least, you need to practise writing. Forums like this are great places to do so.
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Why not enroll yourself for a tutorial in English? There are one on one tutorials you can look up on the net. Read up on romance, novels, adventure or suspense, whichever you like best, and take note of spelling and grammar there. Keep a dictionary handy for uncommon terms and make up your own sentences using those new words. Finally, watch sitcoms and drama television in English because you can observe the language in probable situations and the actions can help you understand concepts. Finally, look up commonly misspelled words and correct your own mistakes. Fluency will come aonly with practice, so practice,practice, practice.