Sunday, February 12, 2006

Style Summary: Lesson One

Style Summary: Lesson One

The first thing I am going to say is how Lesson 1: Understandting Style made me realize a few things about writing that I did not know about. I was unaware that as many people have trouble with reading and comprehending as they do.
It takes me a very long time to read and actually understand when I read in textbooks and I don't understand why they don't just write what they mean in half of the words since that is obviously something that can be done. It says in the chapter that many students fact this problem and I would like to learn how to read it in a way that is easier since the writers of textbooks are obviously going to continue with their dense writing style. Another thing that I could relate to was how many people freeze up when they have to write something in a certain amount of time or on a subject that I know little about. I get very nervous in these situations and am excited to see how this book will help me write in the future.
The rest of the first chapter talked about the basics in the aims of writing and how the past has influenced writing today. The goals of the book, as I understood it will be to teach writers how to read their own papers the same way that others will read it. To learn to write in a manner that flows and that keeps a reader captivated.


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