审题是写作的第一步，看清题目的要求和提示，充分利用题目所提供的信息、关键词所圈定的范围，在确立主题后再动笔。如 从标题The Misery of Shyness中得知，考生不但要解释说明Shyness,更重要的是要突出由 Shyness 带来的Misery.至此，短文要重点阐述带来了什么Misery.
正式文体的文章不宜用非正式的语句。有些考生在一篇很正式的议论文中用以下的句子做结语OK, this is what I want to say.或是That's my opinion.Do you agree with me?等等，使文章显得不伦不类。
标题如果是Pollution from Cars或Air Pollution,以下段落的阐述显得有些赘述：1 Part of this problem is the world's exploding population.2 A growing population undoubtedly means more factories polluting the air.3 Besides, land and water pollution has also increased.4 Pollutionis, in fact, threatening our health, our happiness, and our civilization.尤其是第三句，还有点跑题。
一篇好文章要注重连贯性。连贯性主要体现在句子与句子、段落与段落的衔接上，这种衔接要通过过渡词语来实现，以达到文章通顺，语言流畅。例如It is clear that television news can vividly bring into us dramatic events of importance, such as wars, games and soon, but it can not cover important stories in detail they may deserve because of its time limitation.On the contrary, print news excels in its ability to devote as much space to a story as it sees fit, though it can not compete with television visually.Besides, television is essentially a passive medium.suchas, but, becauseof, on the contrary, though, besides这些过渡词把句子从语义上连接起来，形成一个有机的整体，读起来犹如行云流水，自然酣畅。
1.Scientists fear that nuclear energy will one day destroyus.
2.They say that the explosion of a nuclear bomb can kill millions of people and cause disease and deformity in later generation.
3.Because of limited energy resources, scientists are studying the possibilities of nuclear power.
4.And any failure from a nuclear plant may cause enormous damage to the affected area5 What's more, up to now people have not discovered a safe way to dispose of radioactive wastes.