The “Dont’s” of Writing

While planning to work on your writing skills, there are a lot of things that you should keep in your mind. You consider going through plenty of “do’s” and ensure that you are just on the right path. But we have a list of “don’ts” too that you must always keep a check on to be sure that you are just not faltering anywhere.

We’ll share some tips on the “don’ts” that one must keep in mind while planning to write.

1. Do not use incorrect grammar

Being grammatically correct is of paramount importance. While writing an essay, letter etc, everything comes to a stand still if there are grammatical mistakes in the piece. Through minor errors in the use of apostrophe, misused words and other grammatical errors, the meaning of the sentence changes to a large extent. Here are a few examples of common grammatical errors –

  • Your and You’re – “Your” is a possessive pronoun where as “you’re” is a contraction of you and are. “Your” is used to a statement like “Your car is parked on the wrong side of the road” and “you’re” is used in a statement like “You are (you’re) going in ruin yourself if you continue to write wrong English”.
  •  Its and It’s – “Its” is a possessive pronoun whereas “It’s” is a contraction of it and is. “Its” is used in a statement like “Zoya placed her ring in its box” and “It is” is used in a statement like “It is (it’s) been a long day”.
  • Complement and Compliment – “Complement” means something that adds to or supplements whereas “compliment” means to praise or admire someone.

I hope that all you students out there have understood that a little spelling here and there or little grammatical error can make whole world of a difference.

2. Do not forget proof reading

Lack of proof reading the document is the biggest blunder that any writer can commit. And the biggest enemy of proof reading is speed and lack of time. Either people think that proof reading is not important or proof reading to them means a quick glance at the document. Both the above approaches are wrong. It is important to carefully go through the document that includes the heading, subheads, the body and the conclusion. Proof reading helps the writer omit the chances of any grammatical errors, misused words and other errors. Proof reading should start with first going through the headline. Any error in the heading that is in bold and bigger font will leave a very bad impression on the reader. The headline should be followed up with the body of the document. Instead of a quick read, slowly read each word and check for any mistakes. Read and re-read to look out for any mistakes. 

We hope this list will help you frame better write-up and will add to your writing skills.



The “Dont’s” of Writing
The “Dont’s” of Writing - By : | Date Published : 27-08-2014 | Category : Improve English |
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