Improving Writing Skills


Categories: Writing
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Course Overview

Some people ignored English while growing up; some people weren’t taught correctly; and others didn’t understand what was going on. Whether you fit those group of people or not, this guide is to excel your learning in the English language. However, before we hit head-on to becoming a great writer, I’m going to cover some basic steps. I can’t make you a great writer in this wikibook, nor am I a “great” writer myself. I can, however, show you the paths to walk. I’m being semi-modest. Also, there’s another wikibook working on that.

A person will not survive post-secondary education very long if he or she does not have proper usage of the English language.

Grammar and writing are essential parts to creating a paper in an institution of higher learning. In a college or university, writing papers is a common task students must undertake. A typical college paper will be about five pages in length; and within that length, some grammar and spelling mistakes could be made. Some professors grade on grammar, while others do not. The grading of a paper depends on many factors: course level, course, paper requirements, etc. As someone goes into higher level courses, grammar becomes a concern to professors. Not only is it a concern, but being at a higher level means you are to become more of a professional. Thus, you will need to write like a professional. Some people might think this is too much trouble. Don’t think learning this stuff is too much trouble. If you don’t learn it, you’ll be in trouble.

We’ve got four basic hierarchies of writing:

  1. The Philosophy of Language: The building blocks of linguistics and more
  2. Linguistics: The building blocks of language
  3. Grammar: The building blocks of a language’s linguistic usage
  4. Rhetoric: The building blocks of presenting and identifying grammar, linguistics, and philosophical ideas in language.