Writing help

This section gives guidelines on writing in everyday situations, from applying for a job to composing letters of complaint or making an insurance claim. There are plenty of sample documents to help you get it right every time, create a good impression, and increase the likelihood of achieving your desired outcome.

Explore the links below to find information about:

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Building a piece of writing

If you want to build a structured and coherent piece of text, you need to follow these guidelines.

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Business writing

Do you know how to write a business email or a letter of resignation? Get your business communication sorted with these handy writing tips.

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Clichés and redundant expressions

Learn how to hook your reader and leave those tired clichés and awkward redundancies behind with our guide on how to write with clarity and impact.

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Creative writing

These tips will help any author with creative writing – from picking up the pen to the final draft.

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Job applications

Writing a job application? Here are all the tips you need for putting together your résumé (or CV), together with a cover letter or email of application.

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Letters and invitations

For more formal occasions, written letters and invitations might still be required. Our guide will make sure your letter hits all the right notes.

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Top writing tips

From writing a review to top tips for creative writing, this section has all the advice you'll need when putting pen to paper.

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Writing essays

Students, listen up: here is some advice about mastering the skill of writing well-reasoned, articulate, and well-presented essays. Sound good?

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Writing reviews

Whatever sort of review you’re intending to write, this is the place to start – whether you’re giving your thoughts on a book, film, play, or restaurant.

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Writing speeches

Speeches can take many different forms, from weddings to workplaces; here’s all you need to put together the beginning, middle, and end of any speech.