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Building Blocks of Writing: Vocabulary, Spelling and Grammar

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How to Improve Your Writing

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Communications (Interpersonal)
Communications (Organizational)
Interpersonal Skills

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Vocabulary is the collection of words conveyed by a person or in writing in order to communicate with the reader or listener. The more words that you understand in your personal vocabulary, the more effectively you will comprehend what the speak or writer is intending to convey. The term "vocabulary" is sometimes used interchangeably with the term "lexicon".

Test Your Vocabulary
Easy Ways to Improve and Expand Your Vocabulary:
Seven Tips for Learning New Words
25 Ways to Improve Your Writing Vocabulary
10 Sure-Fire Strategies to Improve Your Vocabulary
Word Up: How to Improve and Enlarge Your Vocabulary
This Is How To Sound Smarter By Improving Your Vocabulary
16 Websites to Super Charge Your English Vocabulary
Games to Build English Vocabulary Skills

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Language Translation


By the time we have finished grade school, we know what spelling is, although we might not be able to define it. Wikipedia defines spelling as the "... interpretation of speech sound into writing". You can't proceed with improving your writing unless you start by knowing how to spell.
Five Guidelines for Learning Spelling and Six Ways for Practicing Spelling
How to Study Spelling Words
Ten Tips for Better Spelling
Spelling Tips: Tips for Reluctant Readers
20 Cool, New, Totally Fun Ways to Learn Spelling Words
Tips and Techniques to Help You Spell Any Word
Spelling: Tips and Tricks
Spelling Lessons
How to Improve Your English Spelling: 9 Easy Techniques
Easy Online Spelling Practice and Games
Top Five Spelling Tips and Tricks Posts
30 Memory Tricks to Help You Spell Words Correctly


Grammar specifies the rules for how to correctly construct a sentence. It covers subjects such as how to use commas, apostrophies and punctuation, as well subject-verb matching, run-on sentences and using the correct tense.


Grammar (Wikipedia)
Grammar: An Introduction

Guidelines and Tips

Writing Complete, Grammatically Correct Sentences
Grammar Tips
7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills
How to Improve Your Grammar as a Writer
Daily Grammar: Instantly Check Your Grammar
Improve Your Writing (is about grammar)
Choose a Grammar Point


English Grammar Guide
Grammar and Punctuation (a guide)
Grammar Handbook

Online Assistants

Online Grammar Checker
Free Grammar Checker
Great Writing, Simplified (a grammar assistant)
10 Websites to Help Improve Your Grammar

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