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Common Writing Problems to Avoid

When writing it is important to avoid certain mistakes which can frustrate readers. frustrated readers are not happy readers. Five common mistakes to avoid are:

  1. Generalizing- be conscious of all, none, every, always.
  2. Always use the correct verbs- Accept or Except?
  3. Don’t Stereotype- not all scientist are male and not all nurses are female.
  4. Avoid nonexistent words — Irregardless? although common, it’s not real.
  5. Always Proofread and spellcheck your work.

When these five simple problems are avoided a text becomes simple to understand. A writer’s goal is to create reader friendly texts which anyone can enjoy.

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