Writing Tips: WRITE, RE-WRITE

“There are many reasons to have a masters degree, like getting a better-paying job in the future. The cost of masters education is increasing and making it difficult for some students to get a masters degree nowadays. It’s important to have a masters degree.”

How and why you can improve the above passage? 

  1. Simplicity. Make it simple so as not to complicate what you want to convey and easy for the reader to understand. The secret is be concise and to the point.
  2. Avoid jargon. It would be easy for your readers to understand. However, if technical terms are necessary there should be an explanation or brief description of what the terms implies.
  3. Proof read. It is important to review what was written. Check for spelling and grammar. Also make sure that what was written resonates the message you want to convey.
  4. Cut the fat. Cut unnecessary word or sentence.
  5. Convey your message clearly through a well structured idea.

From:

“There are many reasons to have a masters degree, like getting a better-paying job in the future. The cost of masters education is increasing and making it difficult for some students to get a masters degree nowadays. It’s important to have a masters degree.”

To:

Version 1:

Having a masters degree is important because this will get you a better-paying job in the future. However, it would be difficult for some students to get a masters degree as the cost is increasing.

Version 2:

Getting a better-paying job in the future is one of the many reasons to have a masters degree. This is the reason why having a masters degree is important. But the cost is increasing nowadays i.e. why some students are making it difficult.

 

 

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