Bad Writing Attributes

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Bad writing is one of worst things that you can turn in to your teacher or professor if ever he or she asks for a written output about a topic that he or she has previously assigned to you. Poor writing will not only bring you humiliation and frustrations but bad grades as well. In this article, you will find out how to avoid the ever famous paperwork blunders. Below are some of the aspects of writing that you should avoid in the long run.


Wordiness is a common attribute among students with paperwork that requires a certain word count. Because of the pressure of complying with this requirement, students will themselves to insert irrelevant words and phrases – or even sentences – just to meet the target count. However, this greatly jeopardizes the overall goal of the paperwork – that is, to explain the assigned concept in writing. One of the best ways to help you avoid this poor writing habit is to make sure that you will create a topic outline for the composition. That way, you can closely monitor the general flow of the topic. In turn, this can help you budget your words better.

Poor Focus

Ambiguity sometimes goes with the “beating around the bush” poor writing habit. This writing blunder simply confuses your reader without actually arriving at a certain point. One way to avoid this poor writing problem is to thoroughly research on the topic that you need to write about. In turn, this can help you be more specific on the things that you want to discuss. You can do this by pointing out instances or specific concepts that are highly relevant to the main topic.


Ambiguity is another bad writing habit that can set your readers in utter confusion. To help you avoid this problem, you should make it a point to determine what you really want to discuss even before you start writing anything. It will also be helpful for you to determine the target audience for your composition.

Poor Spelling and Grammar

These are some of the most common issues that you may ever encounter in your writing experience. A spelling and grammar checker can help you mitigate this problem, along with manual checking.

There are just some of the bad writing elements that you have to avoid while you are writing. In line with this, you should make sure that you will check and recheck your work before you turn it in to make sure that you will submit your best output. This will also help you avoid unnecessary criticisms while the teacher or professor grades your paperwork. In the long run, this can be a way for you to get those high marks that you want to obtain in the first place.

About the Author:

Elena Dorabji is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science at San Jose State University. Her main area of specialization was comparative politics with emphasis on South Africa. Contact Elena via her Facebook page regarding her research work and other questions.