Want to make your writing more natural, clear and organised but find it a real challenge to do so? Perhaps the following suggestions will be of help.
First of all, make it a point to think in English when building your idea. Don’t make the common mistake of constructing an idea in your native language and then expect yourself to translate it in English. It simply will not work! What if though you lack vocabulary? Take time to acquire say a new word a day so that you can expand your vocabulary bank. In time, you will be surprised at how many words you have made yours and are now ready to use.
Then, fix in your mind this simple acronym K.I.S.S. It stands for Keep it simple and short (or stupid.) It means that your idea should be kept short:
•Avoid long periods that may confuse the reader.
•Stick to the point and be relevant.
•Avoid unclear or ambiguous language.
In other words, put yourself in the shoes of your reader and ask yourself what effect your writing would have.