28/01/19 – Essay writing tip for this week:

A Simple Road to Coherence:

Always use a clarifying word or phrase with the demonstrative adjective “This”, as in “This simple advice will help ensure that you are always clear when you refer to a preceding idea in your writing.

When editing your writing, therefore, make a habit of identifying any time when you use “this” on its own. Then consider carefully to what specific idea you had used it to refer and then explicitly express that idea as your clarifying phrase

This one simple act will do as much as anything to improve the coherence of your essays.