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Read What You Like and Write What You Want: It Can Pay Off Big in the Future

Writing well means getting your thoughts, ideas, and facts across in simple and clear language.

This skill can not only help get you into college, but can also lead to better jobs and pay!

You NEED to keep in mind that…

  • Both the ACT and SAT have writing requirements.
  • Colleges use these scores to assess your writing skills.
  • Colleges use the college essay to see how well you write.  
  • A great application essay is your ticket into a college or university.
  • Solid writing skills are necessary!
  • Reading everyday can help you develop excellent writing skills.

So, what can you do now to become a better writer? It’s simple!

Write what YOU want!

  • Keep a journal
  • Keep a blog
  • Keep a scrapbook journal
  • Write letters
  • Write e-mails to friends
  • Write poetry, lyrics, or a short story

Read what YOU want!

  • Newspapers
  • Sports magazines, fashion magazines
  • Books
  • Manga
  • Comic books 
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
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