Writing is a tool that people use to express their thoughts and ideas. “Good” writing consists of being informative, persuasive and analytical. In order to compose a “good” piece of writing, the author should include interesting and important main ideas, effective organization that creates a logical flow, and correct word choice and mechanics. Ideas are the reasons why authors write. They are compassionate about their thoughts and, in turn, hope that the audience will feel the same importance. When writing about the ideas, the author must include interesting details so the reader can stay engaged and picture the details in their mind. Showing the purpose and significance of the ideas will help the audience get a feel for how the author feels about the subject. Organization is guided by ideas. Ideas won’t make sense if they are not put in logical order. The beginning of the piece should catch the readers attention and want them to read more. The middle of the story should be your ideas and thoughts explained. The end should be everything summed up in a way that leaves the reader content. The most time should be spent on the more important facts. Nevertheless, the pacing of the writing should be equal depending on the importance of the ideas. Transitions should be smooth and easy to follow so the next part of the writing is introduced appropriately. The English language is made up of 490,000 plus words so there are plenty of choices to help decide which word to use. Verbs are a very important factor with word choice. The verbs should tell exactly how actions are completed. The verbs should not only tell you what your doing, but how your doing it. The author has to be specific in order for the readers to understand them. Adjectives and adverbs really help to make the piece more specific. The mechanics, which include punctuation, grammar and spelling should also be correct. If the piece is not correct, the writer will have a difficult time reading it. Punctuation clarifies where ideas start and finish. Readers
August 26th, 2012
The New York Times article, “What Corporate America Can’t Build: a Sentence” takes a look at the writing skills of some of the most educated people in America. The billions of dollars a year being spent on writing work shops to educate professionals in America beg the question, why are the college graduates at the big companies in America not already masters of communication through writing? Another question being asked is what is being referred to…
Writing is a very general subject, and most claim to be good at it. However, most cannot answer the question of what exactly qualifies a piece of writing as good. At first glance it seems like a fairly simple question to answer, but rather when you think about it it’s fairly complicated to answer. There are so many different kinds of writing in this world and all of them can be considered “good” based on whoever is reading and/or writing them, due to the fact that there is no exact formula for writing…
smart or experienced you are, essays will always be a challenge for any and everybody. After evaluating this essay I noticed a few errors but overall pretty good. The first thing I noticed is that the beginning paragraph contained too much commentary and not enough facts. Also the thesis could use a little work but is suitable. But he did do a good job explaining the situations that occurred during the story.
One thing I noticed right away was that the writer cited his work at the bottom, which was…
People are usually having question of how to write a good paper. There are a lot of chances for us to write a paper, being able to write a good paper could be really helpful for us, either on academic and career. There are four elements that could help us to write a good paper; appropriate style, clear and expressive thinking, originality, and good presentation. If we use it when we are writing a paper, the paper will be greatly improved.
Writing a paper with appropriate style is important. Using…
8 December 2014
Good vs. Bad
Being proposed with the question of what is good writing and what is bad writing threw me off guard. This question could be answered in many different ways, some simpler than others. Writing has little to do with skill, but more with perseverance and the person that it comes from. Simply put, good writers keep going while bad writers seem to quit at the sign of a road block.
There is no real definition of what good writing can be. It can be seen differently…
Academic writing is a vital skill for university student. Analyse the necessary elements of successful academic writing
Teacher: Gray Sandra
Student Name:Jiang Chu
Academic writing currently has been significant part of the study. According to Murray and Rowena (2006) academic writing is that set of conventions people see in a thesis or a published paper in disciplines, a definition that becomes more precise once people…
6 December 2013
Writing essay is not an easy task for someone with English as a second language. There are many requirements and techniques to write a good essay by learning it from an English course. Combining the writing tutorial course and introductory writing, it definitely helps in learning how to write a proper essay. My writing skill has greatly improved since the start of the semester by taking both introductory writing and writing tutorial, and I learn about different…
Course: Composition 2
Date: Sep 4, 2013
Response letter on Writing Freely
“ All good writers speak in honest voices and tell the truth.”(Macrorie 9). In the essay, the author talks about why some people cannot be a good writer. It is because of people forget how to tell the truth in their writings. Children usually speak and write honestly most of the time, but adults are just not quite familiar with writing honestly in their writings. “Part of growing up is learning to tell lies, big and little…
Why Is Writing An Important Skill?
If you were to walk into a fifth-graders English classroom, it would be a common thing to hear them say “when am I ever going to need this in my life?” but the truth is that writing skills play a very important role in communications in those around us. Good writing skills are also a larger part in your professional life. Writing is one of the important ways of expressing your thoughts, communication ideas and views with others. Writing skills can be…
some topics limited our writing, which are some questions I never thought about before. When I started thinking about these question like “why I was here”, I found myself thinking deeply and coming up with something interesting ideas, which was like a surprise for me. Even though something I write seems stupid, I feel good. Moreover, I think writing is a good way to reflect my thoughts. The process of writing is also a process of thinking. When I have done my first topic writing, I feel more relax and…