Writing Style In the article “How to Write with Style”, Kurt Vonnegut gives the writers some important suggestions on how to write well with personal style. The purposes of his suggestions are to make the writers find their own personal style and make it better. According to Vonnegut, writers should reveal something about themselves, write about interesting ideas, maintain simplicity, and write clearly. These suggestions have provided me with confidence that I can write with style. Kurt Vonnegut says, “The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.” When I was in high school, my English teacher let us chose our own topic for one essay. I chose basketball for my topic because it was May, the NBA finals. Nevertheless, I was not interested in basketball at all, so it was hard for me to write a good essay about it. I received a bad grade for that assignment because I did not have enough knowledge about basketball. After I read this article, I realized that I should have some ideas before I start writing, and think about something interesting for me. Everyone loves to read something that relates to him or her especially something they care about. A subject that the writers are interest in makes them focus on it carefully and they will have more thoughts about it. “Simplicity of language is not only reputation, but perhaps even sacred.” According to Vonnegut’s idea, simple language makes people understand our ideas. I believe good writing does not need to be filled with complex and fancy sentences. If the writer uses a complicated sentence, the readers will misunderstand and the writer will not make his or her point. Vonnegut advises us to keep it simple. According to Chinese Culture, the writers love to use flowery language in their writing because it sounds deeper and more elegant; in our culture, it called “quality suggestive of poetry or painting”. After I discovered Vonnegut’s suggestions, I understood the meaning of “Less is more”. Sometimes I know what I want to say, but it is really hard to think about any sentences to express it. If it cannot come out with any good sentences, it will make my writing complicated. The most valuable advice to me is to be precise because it will make the writing meaningful and understandable for the readers. Simple language makes readers get what the writers are trying to tell us, so never use flowery language. As the result, writers should write with simplicity, and be specific and go directly to the point. Write clearly so the readers can understand the writer. In…
Pig: Writing about structure and style
There are TWO ways of writing about structure and style:
Plan a paragraph (or two) to begin your essay that focus on structure and/or style.
Write about structure and style in the PEExplanation part of most of your paragraphs.
TRY TO PUT IDEAS ABOUT STRUCTURE AND STYLE IN YOUR PLANNING!
ALWAYS MENTION LANGUAGE, STRUCTURE and STYLE in your INTRODUCTION.
DO NOT FORGET: You will get NO reward for writing about structure and style if they…
Trainees have nine months from the time they graduate school to become a qualified navigator. It has been brought to my attention that many of the trainees have been taking a lot longer than the allotted amount of time. Nine months is more than enough time to get qualified if you are making an effort. As the navigator in charge of the training department I am going to make sure that things are getting done on time. If you go past the nine month grace…
(including identifying my primary learning styles).
To successfully complete the courses of study that will yield my ultimate goal of a college degree, I must identify and utilize the methods which facilitate my absorption of the material best. Thanks to this class, I now have four methods to ascertain which method (visual, auditory and tactile) will enable me to process the most information and maximize my resulting learning.
J. White’s Learning style inventory test was particularly helpful…
Shared Styles and Style Matching
Ashford University Online
Professor: Katherine Tracy
COM200: Interpersonal Communication (GSL1436D)
September 15, 2014
Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance
According to this article, Bower suggest that Love's flame get fanned when a man and woman use similar words such as, I, it and, but. I feel that language is the communication of how one wants the communication…
Business School Academic Writing Style
The Business School lecturers expect students to use an appropriate academic writing style rather than most styles used in school essays, or in everyday and personal forms of writing, such as emails. Academic study uses a fairly formal style (often using the passive mode) but this does not mean using lots of overcomplicated words. Academic English is basically good, clear and precise use of language.
Address the task
Many of your assignments will contain…
An essay can have many purposes, such as an academic essay. You may be writing an essay to argue a point or to explain the steps to complete a task. If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that with practice, writing an essay can be easy to do. The first step in the process would be Prewriting. This is where you will transfer your thoughts onto paper. You will pick a topic, use your own personal experience and observations, read about the topic you choose, and free-write about the topic…
with Goldberg’s ideas. I mean writing should be free and simple; it shouldn’t be about big fancy words or poetic approaches. But rather about being creative and entertaining and getting the point across without sounding like an idiot that’s my view on it. I like her rules on it and I just realized that I actually did exactly as she said in my 10 minutes writing. Also she is completely right about having to practice every day as that’s the only way to get good at writing. I would really love to use…
Week 6: Discussion – Writing assignment Draft
Parents are a huge part of a child’s life. However they act, whatever they say, anything that they do largely impacts a child’s development from that moment they are born. According to psychologist Diana Baumrind’s research, she found that there are four types of parenting styles. Besides naturalistic observation, parenting interviews, and other research methods, Baumrind identified the following…
He embraced the unknown, and that which cannot be proven, much like the principles
that echoed the ideas previously expressed in the English Romantic period. Much like it’s mother
country, transcendentalism was the first originally American style of writing (or thinking) to
break away from England in expressive, bold, wild, and new ways. Its members’ often attempted
to find an inner peace within themselves, simplifying their existence, David Thoreau achieved
this through solidarity on Walden pond…