Sometimes we come across a piece of writing that may sound really interesting when read out – not because it has been written in an efficient and correct manner but because most of the things in that piece are actually wrong. For example “Automatic washing machines. Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out”. In such a sentence we know what the person is actually trying to communicate but we also know that there is something wrong about it. There are several reasons why it is important to communicate in the correct manner.
By correct manner it means that with the correct grammar, punctuation marks and everything else. Effective writing skills also allow a person to communicate any message with clarity and ease to a far larger audience than through face-to-face or telephone conversations. It is said that the kind of language a person writes portrays his personality. It leaves an impression of the person to the reader in many ways and conveys how serious the writer is of his intentions. It is the primary basis on which a person is judged – in school, in college, in the workplace and even in the community. Apart from all this, good writing skills also help in exploring ones own thoughts and ideas in a more elaborate manner and makes one conscious of the different errors that one may not be aware of (like spellings of similar sounding words).
In this era where writing has moved on from handwritten pieces to the print media where technology has come into play, it is getting more and more difficult in remembering the correct way of writing things down. Even the spellings of different words are becoming shorter – irrespective of how big or small the spelling is, for example but has now turned into bt and thought has changed into thot. Therefore writing down has become extremely important so that we do not commit these kind of errors while writing down something extremely important.
Irrespective of the language one writes in, it is important that the person is able to communicate things in the way they are intended to. It is important to remember that in the competitive world we live in today, the written language is the most reliable source that many people rely on when they intend to understand the personality of a person which is why having good writing skills is necessary.