In previous articles, we discussed how important content marketing is, and how it affects your sales and your business. In this post, we will discuss how a writing vocabulary assessment can help to improve your contents.
What is it, really?
A writing vocabulary assessment refers to the evaluation of how good one’s writing vocabulary is; with “good”, we mean how many words the writer knows, and how well the writer can use these words.
One of the tests that used for assessment is a timed essay. Usually, it involves asking the writer to make an essay about, say, a story or a news article, within a certain period. The more words with more letters there are the better. Grammar and usage also counts.
How can it help you improve?
Ah, here comes the great million-dollar question.
It can be heart-breaking, though, because a writing vocabulary assessment cannot help you directly, per se. However, if you know what you do not know or where you fall short at, then you will have a sense of where to focus your attention.
It would also help if you have writing vocabulary goals – this only comes after the writing vocabulary assessment; that is, when you know what you do not know. From these goals come the direction that you will want to tackle, where you want to be, who you want to be.
Understand that improving writing vocabulary takes time, patience, and effort – you will have to read a lot, practice a lot, and focus on improving. As they say, practicing or doing something for 10,000 hours makes one profound at it. Now, let us make it like this: writing 10,000 words per week (or per day, if you can) expands and improves your vocabulary.
A Little Caution
Although you may think that because you know long or uncommon words, you should use it. Right? At times, yes, but, no, not at all times. Sometimes, instead of making your article good and beautiful, it makes it hard to read for a lot of audience. Then, you will lose the chance to engage with and spread information to the readers.
Look at blog and news articles. Usually, they are written using short, easy-to-read, and common words. Sprinkling a dash of a few mature words can help it – too much and it becomes too salty; too thin and it becomes bland.
It is upon the writer to assess the level of the readers. For academic papers, say for a thesis or research paper, then it is usual to write in that language – those used by Ph. D.’s and post-grads. Imagine using this on a fairy tale book for kids. Well, you get the idea.
As for iPresence Business Solutions, we filter our writers through a writing vocabulary assessment. This is to make sure that those who get their contents from us are as satisfied as they should be. We make it a point to write the contents according to the level of the readers to ensure total satisfaction for our customers, and their readers, too.