098: Improving writing skills without a teacher

<p>Tomasz asks: "How can I improve my writing in English without a teacher?"</p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<p>Three powerful ways to get better at writing:</p>
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<li>Use a community site like <a href="http://lang-8.com" target="_blank">Lang-8.com</a> to write diary entries and get corrections from native speakers</li>
<li>Reverse translation - <a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/grammar-workout-reverse-translation/" target="_blank">click here to learn about that</a></li>
<li>Exam books give specific writing exercises and sample answers...</li>
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<h2><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Your Homework!</span></h2>
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<li>The ONE thing you've learned from the show that's made a big difference to your language learning</li>
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