Writing has been a problem for many people from a long time. Actually, it probably started in High School when students first began writing essays. Usually these essays were based on long outdated novels or expressing one’s feelings about a particular event or object. Writers were forced to narrow their scope and maintain a certain structure, or flow, so their writings were systematic and had a natural flow. So, after a piece of writing or essay was completed, every piece of the writing was scrutinized: grammar, punctuation, structure flow, etc. It is my belief at this time the “why” for students was substituted by the how. The “why” for the students at early ages is probably the most important reason that a student will “willingly” continue to practice to become better writers?
Instead of the emphasis for writing to be a tool, it was turned into a boring chore, which ultimately people shied away from but why. But, why, if teachers and other practitioners of writing knew of its importance was it not reinforced. Couldn’t your teacher use the creativity that they practice in their writings to condense and put into a “palatable” form for potential future writers?
This question is beyond the scope of this topic, so we will have to tackle the why of that some other time. Literally, everything that you see visually that encompasses reading: books, catalogs, instruction manuals, etc. contain the same principles that you were taught growing up. Do you want to get a job, even resumes have to contain some sort of essay structure that had to be followed. I had to help some someone with a resume for …… a appliance Repair shop. Later, that same person, after receiving the job needed some more writing support. Their responsibilities became writing out the preventative maintenance tips for the owner of the shop. (appliance repair columbia)
So, as you can see, writing is a multifaceted tool, that goes beyond those high school essays and technical writing classes. It ultimately is the purest form of expressions and is probably the best form of communication. Often times when we communicate we “blurt” out things that come to our mind, not thinking about what we say and how it is being consumed by the other person in the conversation. This rapid unfiltered response can cause the speaker’s message to be misconstrued or misinterpreted. When you sit down and methodically place your thoughts on a page or a computer, it allows for you to think about your audience to better convey your thoughts. What’s the saying, “It’s not about what you say, but how you say it?” The way you say something can go a long way toward ensuring that the ideas of two people are exchange properly thus, making a conversation as effective as possible.
Writing is definitely a great tool that has to be utilized properly. Writing is not just some boring straight line train of thought, but instead should be used to express both your creativity and communication.