Top writing tips

This section offers practical writing guidelines to help you communicate clearly and write well in a number of everyday, professional, and academic scenarios. Each tip will enable you to create a good impression and to get your message across effectively.

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The language of gender

From noun endings to gender-neutral language, we outline some general guidelines to be aware of.

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The language of mental or physical disability

Avoid using dated or offensive words with our guidelines for use of specific terminology.

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Top tips for better business writing

This guide will show you the things to look out for when writing for a business, to make sure you're always clear, and that you always leave a good impression.

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Top tips for better writing

Are you looking for a way to improve your writing? This guide gives you six tips that will help you plan for the key elements and adapt your style depending on the audience you're writing for.

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Top tips for creative writing

Creative writing can be very difficult. Our article has nine tips that will remind you how to get the most out of your writing when you need it the most.

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Top tips for online writing

Writing for online should be approached differently to other writing. This guide gives you a number of tips and things to look out for.

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Top tips for word choice

When writing, selecting the best words is an essential and sometimes difficult part of the process. This guide will give you some tips for selecting your words.

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Top tips for writing a cover letter

Writing a CV is difficult, but writing a cover letter on top of this can make the job application process even harder. This guide will make it less of a chore.

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Top tips for writing a CV or résumé

A CV is the first impression you give a new employer, so it has to be good. This article gives you a list of tips to make sure your CV is as good as it can be.

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Top tips for writing a personal statement

There are many reasons for writing a personal statement, but if you've never done it before, it can be difficult. Our guide will help you through the process.