As Goshgarian states in Exploring Language, “Most college writing is an exercise in persuasion – an attempt to influence reader’s attitudes about the subject matter” (90). In order to effectively persuade our audience, we must not only write skillfully, but also be able to send a clear, interesting, and concise message. In chapter two of the above mentioned book, Goshgarian provides various articles with insights on how to improve our writing. I found “Beware the Trap of Bore-geous Writing”, by Ayelet Waldman; “The Case for Short Words”, by Richard Lederer; and “Saying is Believing”, by Patricia O’ Conner very interesting as they all highlight the importance of writing clearly and provide valuable advice on how to do it better. However, I personally found “Saying is Believing”, by Patricia O’Conner, to be the most helpful resource due to the reasons I intend to explain in this essay.
The intention is to write in a manner that is easily understood by everyone and is appropriate to their reading skills and knowledge, clear and direct, free of cliché and unnecessary jargon.
It is essential to understand that classes taken in grade school do not give students a full understanding of each subject. With the topic of writing, there will always be a new lesson to learn, an aspect to improve, or a differing way to explain. Author Craig Vetter states in Bonehead Writing, “This is your enemy: a perfectly empty sheet of paper. Nothing will ever happen here except what you make happen.” Each story, essay, or response comes from a writer’s experiences. With each attempt at a new piece comes an underlying story of emotions the writer is facing. Each person’s writing is unique and the ideas people have are related to their past experiences and what they believe to be familiar with when deciding which writing style to use. As a high school student, I have learned many things about writing that helped me become the improved writer I am today, but the most essential advice I have received is practice makes perfect. Although there is no actual perfect way of writing, I have discovered that each essay I write, my writing improves. It is easier to spot mistakes, find areas to improve, and ponder elevated word choice to use.
When I began writing, I too believed in using long words and countless adjectives. But after reading Zinsser’s article and many others, I saw the importance of staying simple. Clutter takes
written so clearly and practically which helps the reader to dwell in the writing and understand it
Writing successfully may be difficult, but once you learn about how to voice your ideas, it can be made possible. From the prompt “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamotte states an inevitably true remark about all writers. Lamotte states,” The right words and
In my opinion, I need help with all the writing principles; but if I had to choose three I would pick, control paragraph length, avoid redundancy, and use active voice. I will start with control paragraph length; I do seem to put more than one topic in my paragraphs (Cardon, 2013). I understand that readers who read my work could miss the idea I am trying to get through to them.
Writing is a practice that most of us were taught when we were young. We were taught the basics of grammar, how to form a sentence, conjunction words, how to write paragraphs and more. Although we have learned this skill while growing up and have used the skill every year after entering kindergarten, this does not mean our writing process will ensure the best work. The authors that I chose each encourage their audience to excel in the art of writing in their own way to help with the writing process.
ASSIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR MARKETING PLAN ASSIGNMENT Dr. M. Wayne Alexander Marketing 310 Principles of Marketing Date MARKETING PLAN ASSIGNMENT CHOOSE AN ORGANIZATION Retail organizations include Kmart, Wal-Mart, Target, Marshall Fields, Gap, sun Mart, etc. Wholesale organizations include SuperValu. Not-for-profit and nonprofit organizations include Dakota Clinic and Innovis Health, Prairie Public Television, and United Way. Such schools as the Moorhead
Reading How to Read Literature like a Professor and The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an enlightening experience. The reader becomes aware of a literary world full of unusual symbolisms and connections. An unskilled reader would assume that Amy Tan’s novel: The Bonesetter’s Daughter, is just another novel written solely for entertainment
I am writing to you to let you know what I learned in your ENG 120 class. One of my goals is to be more descriptive when using words and write my paragraphs with quality content. Writing is hard for most people because it requires a lot of focus and
Being able to articulate your words in such a way that captures the true brilliance of a mind at work is very important. Writing seems to happen both instantaneously and with much forethought. As each writer deepens their prowess in literature they develop certain techniques that help them when writing. These techniques may very depending desire of the outcome. This is true for myself. There are three things that I find to be very important when i'm writing any sort of paper. Listening to music, making a an outline as detailed as needed for it it will carry me through the extent of the paper, and the final step is xxxxxx.
As a writer there are many elements of writing that I struggle with, especially when composing an essay. When writing an essay, there are usually many skills that need to be used in order to be successful with the writing assignment. Many times in writing I struggle with
Writing is something we have been used to since childhood. Beginning to write with just a few words and activities to improve our pendmanship. From easy sentences we all gradually improve our writing, as expected from higher levels of education. However, throughout all this time, many of us have been writing blind. Only writing what is seen an necessary, oblivious to the true skill and precision it takes to actually write quality work. Through the use of Anne Lammott’s article “Shitty First Drafts” and personal experiences, I will advice you, my fellow freshman, on certain a aspect of writing that you may not have known prior to joining the college world, as well as offer some life advice.
English is a hard language to learn, for there are numerous elements of effective usage and writing. Many people, including me, struggle in writing because of a lack of knowledge. Since middle school, English was not a strong suit of mine. I struggled with the simplest of tasks often taking a considerably longer time to complete a task than the other students. Unmotivated teachers and a lack of interest resulted in remedial writing skills. To put it simply, I had little confidence in my writing and I dreaded taking the class because of the writing involved. In spite of my fears, I took the course and I was able to perfect and challenge my mediocre writing skills.