wikiHow to Improve Your English (for Students)

Ever wondered how the top people in your class score so well? Well, look no further, because their secrets are just about to get revealed.


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    Read. If you don't read books, you're really going to suffer a downfall. Fiction is not a problem- as long as it's up to your level. The Percy Jackson series are recommended for middle school students, and Paulo Coelho for 6th Grade- 12th grade students. Notice the descriptions carefully and try to make your writings better.
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    Buy Comprehension Books. Comprehension books help you to analyse the information and think logically and help you for the unseen comprehensions in your examinations. Try doing ones higher than your level. It might seem tough at first, but you'll get the hang of it.
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    Improve Your Vocabulary. Use the dictionary to learn new words or an electronic dictionary if you can't afford to turn the pages so much or cope with the small handwriting. An electronic dictionary has synonyms and antonyms or a thesaurus included in it, so it's a great deal. Not to mention it corrects your spellings if you enter the word whose meaning you don't know wrong.
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    Develop The Passion. You can never become good at English without the passion to succeed. Have fun while learning new words and think of it as entertainment. Even if it's not the subject you'd give the best preference, you should still try to develop a passion at the very least.
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    Read the top-mark scoring students notebooks.You never know what secrets they may reveal of how they make you read further on. Observe what made you read till the very end, and use it in your writing.
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    Keep A Journal. Write random jokes, stories and articles, or even pictures with wordings you like or collect them and keep them together in a single place. Be constant in your writings and make sure that you don't run out of writing instruments.


  • Read the question twice. Sometimes, we tend not to read the question properly in a hurry.
  • Make sure that you learn at the very least one new word a day. Learn more than ten if you have more time.
  • Think about your story before you write it down. Otherwise, you'll end up writing something worse than you expected.
  • Don't forget the format of the letters and always remember to make paragraphs in stories and write a name for your stories. These are the things that students generally tend to make mistakes in.
  • Don't answer comprehension questions if you're not sure about them. Re-read the entire comprehension until you find the suitable reply to the question that's being asked. Words are nothing to be scared of: it's just a few pages of information you have to read, even if it gets to 20 times before you understand the answer to the question.


  • If you ever face a situation where you have less time, cut the situation or story short but don't lower the quality of your writing or the vocabulary you're using. Especially make sure that you do make the story as per your plans.
  • Make sure that you don't get too nervous. Don't read the writing skills before finishing the comprehension. It tends to distract you and lower your actual potentials.

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