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 a good paper. With this in mind I believe that there are at least five different qualities a paper must have in order to be considered good. These qualities include focus, support, unity, smooth flowing, and correctness. The first and most important quality of a good paper is focus. An essay as a whole should have one central idea. I believe that this is the most important because it tells the reader what exactly to expect to get out of a paper. In order to get this focus across the writer should then compose paragraphs that support this overall main concept. Each paragraph should have its own individual main point/ topic sentence that brings the reader back to the main point of the essay. The second quality a good paper must have is support. This is the meat of the sandwich. It gives the reader actual ideas and information to reinforce the main idea of the whole essay or paragraph. Without this quality a paper would just be boring and have no evidence. So overall without this quality a paper/writing would not be credible. The third quality a paper should have is unity. As one is reading the piece of writing, they should not have to question does what their reading go with the main idea of paragraph/work as a whole. Each and every paragraph needs to relate to the main idea. Along with this point each sentence of a paragraph need to stick to the topic of that individual paragraph. The fourth quality a paper should have is
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
What is writing to me?
Some time ago, there was a TV program in Korea that surveys students who go to Harvard University. The topic was ‘which ability do you want to improve most?’ The result was very interesting. I would think the answer is IT knowledge or leadership. Unexpectedly, the answer was ‘writing ability’. At that time, I thought that it is very strange because the students who are called geniuses chose writing ability as the first thing that they want to improve most, not advanced technology…