Mechanics entail your use of grammar and style to convey your ideas. If you have poor mechanics, then your writing will not work for your reader, who will view you as an uneducated slacker who should simply shut up. Do you want that reputation?
Sound mechanics means focusing on several details, but if you learn these details and train yourself to be wary of them, you will become a successful writer:
1. Use complete sentences. No one enjoys reading books or articles that.
2. Join sentences appropriately avoid having them run on without any sort of punctuation mark indicating shifts in ideas. To combine sentences, use either a semicolon (;) or a comma (,) AND a conjunction (and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet); using no punctuation or using only a comma without a conjunction can cause serious confusion.
3. Bear in mind your audience/reader and the situation for your writing: If writing a formal paper, then use formal language. If jotting a note, then use informal language. If texting, thn use txtspk.
4. Vary the structure of sentences. Some writers use short sentences. These writers are usually scared or have low writing self-esteem. Short sentences make the writing choppy and crude. Other writers, who think too highly of themselves, use consistently long, complicated sentences and expect their readers to understand the convolution of verbosity which the writers themselves comprehend perfectly but are aghast to discover that their readers, who share similar intellect though probably a step below their own, do not grasp the concepts which have been exquisitely presented and preserved on the page. A variety of lengths and structures makes your writing readable, which, after all, is the only reason to write.
5. Pay attention to details. Too many students neglect the finer details in their writing, such as spelling or the use of "they" and "them" when they really mean "one" or "he/she." Neglecting details, regardless of how minor, establish you as a lazy writer and a lazy person. Neglecting details shows you to be incapable of success.