How To Be A Better Writer

Let me enlighten you to one BIG thing that will improve your writing - whether you're in Year 7 or in Year 12.

Try harder to write in the "active voice" rather than the "passive voice".

Nothing is worse than reading something in the passive voice. It's a big deal, and the school teachers don't teach you this at all.

Check out the blog post below. Read it. Print it. Frame it. Put it on the fridge. Make it your wallpaper. Soon you'll see a BIG improvement in your writing.

The distinction between passive and active is one of the most important elements of written expression even though it is poorly understood. Very quickly, the active voice is when something does something; most commonly when a noun actively does a verb. For example, ‘Uplift Education offered English tutoring to students’. The passive voice alternatively is when something happens to something; most commonly when a verb happens to a noun (hence the ‘passive’). For example, ‘the students were offered English tutoring’.

While they might be small changes, they have a number of very important effects.