We welcome first-time writers!
In English, as in many languages, writing well is likely be more difficult than speaking well.
However, with the right guidance, understanding some standard formats, and of course some practice, your English writing will become dramatically more clear and impactful. Here, we will introduce 2 different types of English writing, along with some strategies for how to begin writing them.
The freestyle essay is a style of writing where you answer a given topic with your opinions and arguments. Please note that even with the word “freestyle”, your composition must fulfill certain criteria for it to qualify as a freestyle essay.
While we have other exercises at IDIY such as the Photo description, where the aim is to explain the contents of a picture in English, as well as Email writing, designed to help you write professional emails, our freestyle essay topics are designed to help you become a better writer in general.
While interacting with people of diverse backgrounds is a very enjoyable aspect of learning English, most people attempt to communicate solely through speaking. However, thinking back to your own native language. You will likely realize that written communication through messaging apps, social media, and emails, is becoming more common than face-to-face communication or phone calls.
As the internet becomes more wide-spread, written communication will likely become even more common. In other words, the importance of learning to write in English is quickly growing in our digitalized society!
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Have you ever thought “Writing in English is too difficult!” or “I don’t know how to study!”, and felt like English writing was not your strength? Do not worry. Many of our customers at IDIY have come to love writing in English, with many users writing every day for years!
Writing is actually a very easy way to start and continue practicing your English output skills. While speaking usually comes to mind when we think of language output, it requires a speaking partner to be there at the same time. Therefore, you may need to pay for lessons at an English language school, or if you live in an area with many English speakers, your English level must be high enough to keep up. This can sometimes lead to frustration and anxiety, leading many people to fall behind…
With writing-based learning, you can practice your English output anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. Furthermore, with IDIY, you can get qualified professionals from around the world to correct your writing and give you advice and support!
In your own language, would it be possible to speak something that you cannot write? In other words, practicing writing will also naturally lead to improved speaking ability. Thus, writing is an ideal way to improve your English skills as efficiently as possible.
Learn how to write in English
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to learn how to write in English, as recommended by industry professionals. The first is to learn through writing freestyle essays.
Most of you may be familiar with translation exercises, where you translate from your native language into English. While this approach has its benefits (learning English grammar and new expressions), it does not offer much room for creativity. As a result, it may quickly become boring, especially for beginner learners.
With the freestyle essay, you can incorporate creativity in your learning process, through expressing your opinions on a wide variety of subjects that interest you. For example, questions such as “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?” and “What would you do if you were to win the lottery?” rouse the imagination and are a great opportunity to practice expressing your opinions and justifying your answer. This is what makes the freestyle essay both fun and highly effective. Why not start with one of our thousands of carefully crafted freestyle essay topics and take your English to the next level?
The diary is another effective way to improve your writing. Diary writing is an efficient way to learn the words and expressions that you need in your daily life, through writing about your day-to-day events. Diaries are also very easy to start, as you write about events that you have already experienced, allowing you to learn the English words and expressions that matter most to you. In other words, the diary is an easy to sustain, practical, and a highly personalized way to improve your English skills. Could even the best textbooks or courses teach you words and expressions related to your favorite movies, hobbies, and other unique interests?
Now that you understand the strengths of both the freestyle essay and the diary, we will go into more detail on how to write both English, with specific examples.