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
Writing in academic style
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Writing a report
The following university websites have useful information on writing academic reports:
University of Canberra: http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/writing/reports
What is the typical structure of a report?
Reports have a clear structure signalled by subheadings. The following table shows the purpose and usual…
The writing style used in these books basically modern and postmodern. Usually in modern and postmodern written works the authors use short sentences and paragraphs. The shorter the sentences and paragraph, the quicker it is read. The downside is that because it read so quickly, nothing stays in the mind of the reader. Its bad if you’re trying to create a character. Characters are usually given no physical description, and one or more characters is usually an outcast, in this story its one of his…
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…
anecdote, such as the one used here where she employs personification. Woolfes' writing style is one in which she uses descriptive language, personification, and other rhetorical devices to enhance the imagery and help us picture the setting, plots and characters in her story. Woolfes' writing style is very descriptive to the point where almost every sentence holds an immense amount of imagery detail. Her writing style was inspired by many things but mostly from her depression, which most believe…
Edgar Allen Poe and Ray Bradbury’s writing style are very different but also are very similar. One example of how they are similar is the genera of the stories such as creepy, horror and tragedy. Another example is how something or someone dies in both stories like the old man and the house. One more example is that everything is cut away from the story. We don’t really know what happens after the person who killed the old man or what really happened before everything blew up. Edgar and Ray don’t…
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…
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…
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…
Writing is an art, and like art people create it in different ways with different opinions on each piece made. These two authors, Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut, have two different views on the “rules of writing”. Although each authors set of eight rules could be said to have the same ideas, they are reaching two different kinds of audiences. Gaiman’s set of rules are about writing to please yourself as the writer, and to finish to find pride in it. On the other hand, Vonnegut’s set of rules are about…