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6 Steps To Becoming A Good Writer

Becoming a good writer is a dream of many students studying in Universities, colleges and schools. They know the importance of having great writing expertise. You can pass your exams with good grades and excel throughout your career.

Don’t take writing as a hard nut to crack. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. Just like many other skills, you have to master writing capabilities. Learning all the nitty and gritty helps you become better at writing academic assignments and all other sorts of write-ups. Practice your capabilities by regularly spending time writing about your favourite topics.

You are not supposed to achieve something great without putting in great effort. Hard work helps you hone your skills and make you the person you always dream to be.

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In this productive guide, you will discover useful ways that can assist you in becoming a good case study writer. Let’s get started!

Single-Tasking (Don’t Be A Multitasker)

If you want to become a good writer, then stop thinking about multitasking. In general, those who try to handle more than a few tasks simultaneously have to face failure and embarrassment.

A good writer is always committed to delivering great results without missing deadlines. They don’t focus on many tasks at a time. Someone trying to manage a couple of things at the same time is not expected to be fully productive.

In many cases, multitasking is not a good choice if you want to achieve better results without compromising on the quality of your write-ups. Instead, organise your time and stay focused on a single task until it’s accomplished.

According to recent research, multitasking reduces productivity by 40%. Those who call themselves so-called multitaskers commit up to 50% errors. Keeping these stats in mind, a good writer should handle one task at a time.

Use Clear And Short Lingo

A good writer is not the one who uses complex words and hard-to-read language in his papers. If you are trying to impress readers using extraordinary phrases, then you are going the wrong way.

The main purpose of writing is to deliver information in the easiest possible way. Therefore, try to use clear language that is free from ambiguous words and expressions. Follow a concise approach so that readers don’t get confused with a long sentence structure.

Make concepts easy to understand using a clear brief. Aside from long sentences, avoid using extra-long words.

Whenever you feel that the sentence or paragraph is longer than expected, cut it down. Feel free to disintegrate a long sentence into two or three short sentences. It gives you writing traction.

Adorn Your Write-Ups

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Visualisation is the basic thing that comes to mind of readers while reading your story, script or any other type of write-up. They start visualising as they read through the document. What can you do to help them in the imagination process?

Adding high-quality, relevant images, graphs and screenshots can help you make the most of your writing. They help readers in developing an in-depth understanding of the topic that’s being discussed.

It’s human instinct to visualise things when you hear or read something. Relevant images support your writing, make it look exciting and help readers in understanding the concept. If you want to explain statistics or facts, try incorporating graphical representations. They are always more reliable as compared to textual information.

Long story short, keep your documents adorned with pictures, charts and graphs. However, make sure you don’t use anything irrelevant, or else it will dilute the authenticity of your work.

Give Examples

Examples are extremely important in empowering writing skills. A document can never be compelling without sound and effective examples. You can see write-ups of expert writers and use their style as inspiration. All good write-ups come with strong examples that help convey the meaning.

For instance, if you want readers to imagine a dish that tastes like a banana, you have to cite banana to help them understand the flavour. Likewise, many things get clear when you quote examples from authentic sources.

Always ensure making the right use of examples. Don’t include more than a few examples to establish a single fact. Including more than a few instances can make your write-up look less attractive.

Follow Your Favourite Writers

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No one is born with writing intellect; people learn everything with time. Those who are expert writers today must have been average writers in the past. If you are not good at writing, don’t lose heart. You just need dedication, commitment and effort in the right way.

If you like the writing style of a specific blogger or writer, start following him right away. Read through his blogs regularly so that you can develop a similar skill set without wasting much time.

Pay attention to every little detail. Explore the meaning of words that you don’t know. See how your writing mentor describes information under different situations. Try to take note of everything that can be pivotal in improving your writing abilities.

Learn From Your Mistakes

Mistakes are common when it comes to writing content for academic purposes. You can’t expect your papers to be 100% perfect, especially when you are at an initial phase. Don’t let errors in your draft let you down. Accept your mistakes and take them as inspiration for future assignments.

Make a habit of regularly checking your document for errors. Highlight typos, grammatical and punctuation errors. You can only correct your mistakes when you identify them. Once you have highlighted issues, learn how to fix them.

Fixing errors will gradually make considerable improvements to your writing expertise. There will come a stage when you can be fully confident about your assignments.

All these things come with hard work and dedication. Therefore, always be ready to learn new writing concepts and make improvements to your writing style.

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Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s expanding her impressive scope of work further by launching a campaign to facilitate the process of ensuring better menstrual health and SRH services for women residing in correctional homes in West Bengal. The campaign will entail an independent study to take stalk of the present conditions of MHM in correctional homes across the state and use its findings to build public support and political will to take the necessary action.

Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

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Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

Her campaign #MeriMarzi aims to promote menstrual health and wellness, hygiene and facilities for female sex workers in UP. She says, “Knowledge about natural body processes is a very basic human right. And for individuals whose occupation is providing sexual services, it becomes even more important.”

Meri Marzi aims to ensure sensitised, non-discriminatory health workers for the needs of female sex workers in the Suraksha Clinics under the UPSACS (Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society) program by creating more dialogues and garnering public support for the cause of sex workers’ menstrual rights. The campaign will also ensure interventions with sex workers to clear misconceptions around overall hygiene management to ensure that results flow both ways.

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MH Fellow Sabna comes with significant experience working with a range of development issues. A co-founder of Project Sakhi Saheli, which aims to combat period poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, in the past, worked on the issue of menstruation in urban slums of Delhi with women and adolescent girls. She and her team also released MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk in the Delhi School of Social Work to create more conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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A student from Delhi School of Social work, Vineet is a part of Project Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the students of Delhi school of Social Work to create awareness on Menstrual Health and combat Period Poverty. Along with MHM Action Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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She says, “Bihar is ranked the lowest in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfortable menstruation is a basic human right and sustainable development cannot be ensured if menstruators are deprived of their basic rights.” Project अल्हड़ (Alharh) aims to create a robust sensitised community in Bhagalpur to collectively spread awareness, break the taboo, debunk myths and initiate fearless conversations around menstruation. The campaign aims to reach at least 6000 adolescent girls from government and private schools in Baghalpur district in 2020.

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A psychologist and co-founder of a mental health NGO called Customize Cognition, Ritika forayed into the space of menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights and gender equality as an MHM Fellow with YKA. She says, “The experience of working on MHM/SRHR and gender equality has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. I have learned what’s beneath the surface of the issue, be it awareness, lack of resources or disregard for trans men, who also menstruate.”

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As a Youth Ki Awaaz Menstrual Health Fellow, Nitisha has started Let’s Talk Period, a campaign to mobilise young people to switch to sustainable period products. She says, “80 lakh women in Delhi use non-biodegradable sanitary products, generate 3000 tonnes of menstrual waste, that takes 500-800 years to decompose; which in turn contributes to the health issues of all menstruators, increased burden of waste management on the city and harmful living environment for all citizens.

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

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Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
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