Comparison/Contrast "The Importance of Good Writing Skills"

Topics: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Writing Pages: 2 (668 words) Published: September 11, 2010
During my on-line research and reading on the importance of good writing I began to ponder my entire knowledge of writing and determined that good writing has been a sign/symbol of a good education, poise, one’s mannerisms, convictions and even one’s wealth, in some cases, since the dawn of civilized living, centuries ago when the main form of communicating was face to face conversations. Now that we are currently living in a world where 80% to 90% of all of our communications, with the world outside of our home, is done via some sort of digital medium that requires our written (typed) transmission, should clearly indicate that we need to increase the level of importance for good writing to match our increased use of it. It is important to produce good writing in order to be able to adequately convey and/or relay one’s thoughts, feelings, ideas, personality, etc., to their readers and/or target audience.

When considering the importance of good writing there are a few basic elements that I think you should start with, which I consider to be “staples” in my standard formula for predicting the importance or the stability of anything in life. They are to simply list out the pros and cons and then compare them. One of the pros to good writing to consider would be how good writing can play a vital role in every aspect of our communities and lives. Some of the vitally important roles writing can play range from the positive impact a well written resume’ can have on one obtaining a job (and vice versa) to the job opportunities and/or new clients that one could gain access to from one well written Power Point presentation, that one client sees and then tells another and another about (and vice versa) to the much needed progress one could create and/or stimulate for their child’s public school or the homeless in their community with a well written letter to a local politician and the list goes on and on

Once you have considered the “pros” of good writing the next...
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