English Writing Skills

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davdm7
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English Writing Skills

Post by davdm7 » Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 pm

Hello everyone,

As the subject says I want to ask if you know any books on how to improve my english writing skills, focusing mainly on academic writing skills. Although I can read fairly easy any english text, I've often found myself lacking confidence in my english writing skills. Since my native language is portuguese I still have some doubts on where to place commas, etc., in english. I'm going to take a Cambridge course, but I wanted to ask if you know any self-study guide or similar stuff.

Thank you for your attention!
(oh, if you find any mistake, please correct me, I will be grateful)

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Re: English Writing Skills

Post by bedwere » Fri May 24, 2019 12:19 am

English should be capitalized. :wink:

davdm7
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Re: English Writing Skills

Post by davdm7 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:22 am

bedwere wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:19 am
English should be capitalized. :wink:
Thank you, bedwere!
And I'm sorry for posting this, I know it's off topic, but I saw that everybody is very helpful here! :)

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Re: English Writing Skills

Post by RandyGibbons » Fri May 24, 2019 12:11 pm

You might try "Strunk & White", a classic work on writing American English.

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Re: English Writing Skills

Post by smitterle » Fri May 24, 2019 2:16 pm

Maybe start a blog about stuff you like and find a proofreader around here.

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