A Friendly Guide to Ace Middle and High School English
“Written by a high schooler for high schoolers, you will find the voice both authentic and relevant.”
This Book is for you if you-
- are trying to improve your school English grades.
- want to write application essays that the college admission offices will sit up and take notice of.
- want to learn to avoid silly punctuation and grammatical errors.
- wish to make your writing more memorable and leave a lasting impression.
The journey to help you become a complete writer
The book starts with key fundamentals that are pivotal – 3 key principles of writing, followed by 13 easy-to-implement tips that will help make your writing stand out.
The book then moves on to developing your writing style, helping it become more distinct. As an add-on to the chapter, to make your writing more memorable, I share with you the pretense of perfection and the reality of beauty in writing. Memorable writing needs to avoid stupid distractions; those that occur in the form of silly punctuation and grammatical errors. That’s why I have broken it down with easy-to-understand examples that will help you master punctuation and avoid grammatical errors.
Literary devices are employed by the authors to not just achieve artistic ends but also offer the readers a greater understanding of their style. When used correctly, these could be game-changers in making your writing leap from the average to the extraordinary. While there are dozens of literary devices, I have focused on the ones that I believe are the most important.
The final part of the book teaches you how to write stories and essays, two fundamentals that you will need to master as you embark on your academic journey.
Finally, to wrap it all up, we enter the home stretch with editing. Even the best writing can look average if not edited for content, flow, punctuation, and grammar.
Multiple examples are included in each chapter and after most of them, I have included exercises to strengthen the new concepts. These examples and exercises make understanding and implementing the concepts a cinch.
I truly believe that writing is part science and part art. Even the ‘art’ part of writing is not some trait that you either have or don’t have. In my opinion, it can be taught and it can be learned. This book is focused on improving both the science and the art of writing, to help you become a complete writer.