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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Revolt of Cummings Coming through Syntax and Writing Style (940)
Known as both a traditional and an avant-garde poet, E. E. Cummings’ work is quite unique and often misunderstood. Cummings was known as being intensely against regimentation and conventional thinking. Therefore, his poetry was heavily influenced by his nonconformist philosophy on life and was superficially symbolized by his refusal to use capital letters throughout his poetry and his intentional avoidance of conventional grammar…
A Report on Time Management, SWOT Analysis, Learning styles and report and essay writing
Written by: Natasha Haley
Written for: Graham Pogson
Professional Development Planning C57PD
Borders Business Programme, Year 1
Section Page Number
2.1 Time Management
2.2 SWOT Analysis
2.3 Learning styles
2.4 Report and essay writing
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…