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Thursday, November 03, 2005

WRITING SKILLS:
after joining acj, things have changed in many ways. one thing worth mentioning is my attitude towards my writing. in my graduation days, i carried quite a lot of attitude due to my writing style which i thought was excellent. wn i came to acj, the first lesson (which is a fact) i learnt was that my writing is way below the 'so-called' decent work. then came the worst part... wnever i write my report i never give a second glance to that. it was not because, i was too confident of my command over my language but it was because i knew it doesn't deserve a second look. i was cruel enough to leave my 'raw' ( a decent synonym of junk) copy to the editor, be it was my classmate or my prof. but then today, i happened to sit with my prof while she was editing my copy. everytime she deleted some sentence, i felt a pain in my heart. afterall, its my brain child. i can't tolerate if some one tamper my child even for its betterment. it really takes a hell lot of time to write a readable article which incredibly everyone can. anyone who knew the basics of grammar is fit enough to write a report about something he/she knows, provided that person is ready to put heart n soul into it. the problem with people is they don't start.
To whomsoever it may concern: start writing about anything and everything. it may be about india's foreign policy or about the 20bucks u lost yesterday. as far as u take initiatives, u are sure to be the owner of good writing which many people in our country yearn for.

5 comments:

claytonia vices said...

But I feel writing alone is only the first step towards improving. Getting it edited by a third person who knows more than us and knowing how we can improve in terms of clarity and conciseness really helps!

Padma said...

True...Man i have been writing reports since i joined journalism(grad)...

garcia kafka said...

Hello aishwarya.. Ur article is gr8.. I need ur help to get thru ACJ

On the roads said...

HI Aishwarya,
Anonymously browsed ur page , all ur articles r good , esp this particular one.

k.dillibabu

Anonymous said...

Good Lord, you have come a long way from the time you wrote this article