The Beauty of Language

2201 WordsJul 14, 20189 Pages
Your heart cannot be simply defined as an anatomical organ. Although it functions to pump blood throughout the body, the true essence of the heart is much deeper than science. The true essence of the heart lies somewhere within the limitless realm of art; submersed in the passion that runs through your veins, it fiends desperately to be admired. My heart is filled with a love for writing. Besides writing to complete tasks and assignments, I write to unveil the beauty of language. This beauty, created simply with words, meaning, and punctuation, is one that is uniquely crafted by its author. I, like many writers, have learned what it means to truly craft a piece of work. Before entering college, I had become accustomed to writing one…show more content…
Clearly, grammar and word usage plays a very important part in writing, but there are also others factors consider when writing. As an English major, I have become accustomed to formatting my essays in MLA style. Using MLA was so difficult for me when I first entered English 1101. There were so many things to remember and I was referencing my style manual quite a bit. Now, although I am no expert at remembering every single detail, I have definitely mastered at least the basics. The rules have become ingrained in my mind. So, you must understand, then, how difficult it was for me to write my first paper using APA. In my Business Writing class, I was assigned a research paper to complete about any business or economic related topic. I chose to write about the backstage costs of producing a fashion show. This paper required a different research approach than I was used to because the dates of my sources were more important than the author. The formatting was very different and the data was lead mostly by facts and numbers. This essay was my first introduction to using APA style and prepared me for future use of this formatting in my speech courses. As a speech minor, learning APA before entering my speech courses was very helpful. As I am on the topic of formatting and layout, I must then highlight the work that I have done that required very close attention to these features. In both my business writing and technical writing courses, I had to
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