Words of Advice to my Students

Another successful semester has zipped past us at St. Clair College. This past semester, I had an excellent class. Most of you achieved the goals you set for yourself and have successfully obtained your credit. There are some tips I want to suggest to keep your writing skills and even add to your knowledge. My University of Windsor students might want to take note of these ideas even though they are in the midst of their course studies with me.

1. Write on your face book account regularily. You can give updates or opinions or suggestions. You can include poems or songs lyrics or short stories.

2. Write on your twitter account. Try creating witty little poems. Polish your ability to be concise.

3. Utilize the on line resources that came with your textbook. Technical Writing by Lannon has MyTechComlab an excellent place to practice your grammar and punctuation skills. There are also sections that we did not discuss such as the writing and citation guides. You have this resource for two years. Make it a habit to watch the video tutorials and practice the grammar and punctuation exercises that you know you need to work on.

4. Write creative ideas and thoughts in a journal. Those good little ideas just might lead to poems, stories, books or whatever one day.

5. Use your phone to record ideas when you are not at your computer and there is no pen and paper close buy. Use it as a voice recorder. Capture the creative and later go back and tap the potential of those ideas.

6. Expand your vocabulary – try to learn one new word a day.

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