The eBook is the modern day “newspaper”, and it’s being touted as the future of reading. With the ability to store large amounts of text and hyperlinks within a single digital file, what was once the exclusive domain of journalists is now available to anyone with a decent WiFi connection and a few bucks to spare.
Although its existence predates the internet, the eBook was first popularized in the ‘90s when the barriers to entry for traditional news publications lowered dramatically.
Since then, the format has evolved into a distinctively versatile format, allowing eBook readers to consume content ranging from traditional text-based articles to video clips, PDFs and even songs!
Here are some essential tips on how to write a sentence and how to read an e-book.
Know How To Write A Sentence
This may seem like an obvious point, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t understand the basics of writing a sentence. There are seven basic steps to writing a sentence, and each one is vital for creating a sentence that is both comprehensible and enjoyable to read.
Step one is to choose your words carefully. You want to use words that are both accurate and easy to understand by the reader. When writing, it’s easy to become distracted by acronyms, emoticons, texting lingo and other shortcuts that can scramble the meaning of what you are trying to communicate. Learn to weed out the noise and focus on the essentials – what you want to say and how you want to say it.
Step two is to set the stage for the sentence. Begin every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with a full stop. This is known as “establishing paragraph format” and it means your sentences will be more easily understood by the reader. In the course of a regular conversation, you would not frequently use sentences as abbreviations or use contractions such as “is” or “don’t”. These are called “run-on sentences” and they make your writing seem less polished. A run-on sentence is essentially a jumbled mess of words that doesn’t effectively communicate your message. Instead, you want to ensure that every sentence you write is complete and coherent. If you’re writing an article, it’s a good idea to take some time before you sit down to write, and make some short-term to-do lists of things to cover and things to leave out. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re working on and won’t have to worry about getting sidetracked by other details.
Know How To Read An Ebook
Just like with writing a traditional book, reading an ebook requires a certain perspective. In order to fully appreciate and understand an ebook, you must set aside all prior assumptions about the nature of reading and assume instead that you are a skilled, intelligent professional who has voluntarily decided to learn about a topic in depth. You are not, in short, someone who needs to be spoon-fed facts; you are a student who wants to learn for yourself.
The first thing you should do when you open up an ebook is to make sure you have the proper reading device for the text. The most basic rule is that all ebooks should be purchased from a reputable online store where you can be sure of getting the same high quality copy every time. Even more importantly, make sure the device you use is easy to use and has enough storage. You don’t want to be struggling with a cramped phone book to keep track of all the places you’ve visited in an ebook because the device’s internal storage is almost completely taken up by previous downloads!
Once you’ve got all those basics covered, you can move on to the actual reading experience. Start by turning the font size up a notch. Remember, you’re not reading through a newspaper article, you’re reading a book, and the bigger the font, the more comfortable you’ll feel. Next, get comfortable. Take a break from your day-to-day responsibilities and get some quiet time to yourself. It’s easy to get so absorbed in a book that you completely lose track of time, but try not to let that happen. Ebooks are meant to be enjoyed and you’ll have much more fun if you take the time to really immerse yourself in the story. If you get too distracted, you might end up skipping over crucial parts of the narrative!
How To Write A Sentence
Now that you understand the importance of a complete sentence and how to write a traditional book, it’s time to take a look at how you fit all those rules in real life. There are three steps to writing a complete and compelling sentence.
The first step is to choose your words carefully. Like with learning to write a sentence, this is an easy fix. Simply begin with the most basic building block – the verb. Choose your verb carefully and make sure it’s the right one for the noun you’re using. For example, if you want to write about an automobile, you would use the word “drive”, but if you’re writing about music, you would use the word “play”. The second step is to set the stage for the sentence. This is where you start every sentence with a capital letter. Take your time with this step, it’s easy to rush and get sloppy. The last step is to end every sentence with a full stop.
Using these three basic steps, you can learn to write a sentence that is both accurate and compelling. With only three steps, it’s easy to create a sentence that doesn’t seem like an English lecture. You’ll have a much easier time writing when you use a thesaurus and don’t have to look up every word separately.