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Ashish Kumar

PhD Candidate, Indian Institute of Technology Indore

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What should I do to improve the quality of my writing in English?

English is not my native language. My primary education was in Hindi (native language). Now I am research scholar, want to complete my PhD. For this I have to write my paper in English.
I listen many English song, see English movie and and also read English news article. But written article by me is not so impressive for my teacher. Some time I typed wrong. there are lot of grammatical error.
Every time I get nervous to face my guide. I am loosing my confidence.
I don't know How I have to improve. I am doing my best to improve my skills.

please suggest some good idea as I understand basic English. So I don't want basic idea to overcome this problem like read this do this listen music and etc.
Hope I have explain my problem. if any other information you want please let me know?

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  • Nov 17 2013: OK, I am willing to try to be constructively critical. I do not believe in being rude deliberately so do not fear. Email can be very tricky as viruses and malware are an issue. A moderated online setting would be best. Do you want to use this forum to address each other? Or a site like, www.penpalworld.com, which may serve our purpose better. Just inform me of your preference.

    Just as an example of how things can work:
    To begin with you did well in the first sentance, "It will be my pleasure to be your pen pal."

    The second sentence would have read a bit more smoothly like this: "I think if you check my English writing, and explain any mistakes; it will definitely be helpful to me; because it could help me to improve my English."

    You, are already very good at grasping the words meaning. Simply organizing the words into a way that a native speaker may use could help you in terms of fine polishing your already well grasped understanding of the language will be of great help to you. So, yes, I will help you if you like. :O) It sounds like a great suggestion.
    • Nov 18 2013: Dear Mary,
      First I would like to say thanks once again for introduction of new site penpalworld, where I can communicate with new peoples.

      I will be fine for me to use any site. At this site I don't know how to communicate with you without changing the subject of debates/question. At www.penpalworld.com, I can see only 3 message on a day. By the way I have registered at PENPAL and My ID is ashishvlsi10.
      I think we have to choose such platform where we can solve our purpose without disturbing other.
      After concern all the points site www.penpalworld.com is better than this site if no option to send message to you at this site.
      if you evaluate my English writing, you will be my teacher and I will be your student. So as doctorate student and by honesty with GOD, I can promise to you no circulation of your email for Virus and Malware.

      Thank you for mention point in second sentence. Looking forward hearing from you.
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        Nov 18 2013: Dear Ashish,
        Please don't forget to thank this wonderful platform, TED too :) It's full of kind, intelligent and helpful people and I am happy to see you getting help right away. Best wishes for your Phd dissertation.

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