Tuesday, January 17, 2012
On the article.
I think the most difficult thing to keep from doing in my writing is rambling on and on about one point. Often when I write, especially when it's on a topic that I have a strong opinion on, I tend to get on my soapbox and take up maybe a whole paragraph just illustrating one point. I need to get my point across using fewer sentances and not just rambling on and on. Also taking pity on the reader. All through high school we were encouraged to use bigger words and make sure all punctuation was correct. So that the reader could decipher what we were saying. This article says keep things simpler for the reader, to "take pity" on them. It goes against everything they taught. But as I pretty much alreadyand the article affirmed that high school English teachers really have no idea what they are talking about. I hope that I can correct this over the course of this class. -Austin