The Technical Rules of Writing and Writing Mechanics

The Technical Rules of Writing and Writing Mechanics

technical rules of writing

While learning how to write, a student must also focus on learning and strengthening these four technical writing staples: grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. They

must also develop the mental ability to concentrate on the task they are completing without giving in to any distraction that might come their way.

It is often noticed that students have more ease remembering and correctly applying the above-mentioned rules on a worksheet and yet still have a hard time doing the same while writing a paragraph or a text of any kind on their own. This is when the student’s understanding of syllables and their sounds along with the use of some sensory tips can prove very useful. A student can, for example, remember what the syllables composing the word sound like, and reproduce their exact spelling on paper, just as much as they can recall what the word looks like and spell it out as they remember it.

Indeed, remembering the spelling of the words can make the task of writing considerably easier. It is even highly important and extremely helpful to be able to write words automatically, without having to pause to think about it. This allows the student to be more careful with the ideas they want to express on paper and enables them to focus more on the content rather than the technicalities.

Necessary abilities

Common difficulties

Correct capitalization

and punctuation.

Difficulty to remember and make use of the rules of

capitalization and punctuation.

Correct spelling.

Frequent misspelling of words while writing.

Correct grammar.

Difficulty to remember and make correct use of grammar rules.

Finally, there is another important a student learning writing mechanics should remember - that is, sentence clarity. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of parallel constructions; correct use of modifiers; and the overall logic flow of your writing.

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