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Intro: To be Best Journalistic Writer

Journalistic Writing:

“The invention of writing is probably the most important tool for human advancement, making it possible for each new generation to build upon the work of the previous, to transmit knowledge from person to person, across cultures and time.“ (Donald Norman – Stanford University)

You know writing plays a very important role in your life. It will remain important throughout your life.

Writing can be:

Practical

We make lists,  reminders, and write notes and instructions occasionally. These are examples of practical writing.

Job-Related

Professional and white-collar job holders write more often. They write memos, letters, , reports, articles, research papers, proposals, and the like. Most of the workers do “some” writing on the job.

Stimulating

Writing helps to provoke thoughts and to organize them logically and concisely.

Social

Most of us write thank-you notes and letters to friends at least now and then. Now in modern age messages and comments in different social media.

Therapeutic

It can be helpful to express feelings in writing that cannot be expressed so easily by speaking.
Research shows that a lot of student’s writing lacks clarity, coherence, and organization. Only a few students can write persuasive essays or competent business letters. So improvement required in the field of writing from the start of schooling.

THINGS TO KNOW

Writing is not only putting words on paper it is something more than that. The process of writing starts with “thinking.” Writing is an especially important stage in communication, the primary goal of writing is produce clarity and leave no room for doubt.

Seven things to know for good writing:

  1. Clear thinking. You should be clear on what topic you are going to write about.
  2. Sufficient time. Writing needs time. It is a time consuming art. You may have `stories in your heads’ but need time to think them through and write them down.
  3. Reading. Reading is important to enhance knowledge for writing. If you read good books, you will be a better writer.
  4. A Meaningful Task. You need meaningful, not artificial writing tasks. You’ll find suggestions for such tasks in the section, “Things To Do.”
  5. Interest. You cannot write if you have nothing to write, nothing to say. Some of the reasons for writing include: sending messages, keeping records, expressing feelings, or relaying information.
  6. Practice. If you want to be successful write do More practice. Practice again and again.
  7. Revising. you need experience in revising your work– i.e., seeing what you can do to make it more clearer, more descriptive, more concise, etc.

 

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