Effective Writing

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					I have become to notice, through my coursework, that writing well is a
tool that everyone can benefit from. Good writers will tell of many an
occasion in which their talent has earned them advancement; an
advancement that comes to play not only in the job market but also for
personal gratification. Fortunately, writing is a skill that can be both
taught and practiced to a point at which virtual perfection is reached.
The many facets of writing can seem quite overwhelming to the novice.
The aspect of writing that most people are unaware of is the fact that it
is actually broken down into just a few basic principles. Because of the
many benefits that proper voice, structure, and thesis development bring
to one's writing, these facets of writing are more important than any
other.
      Voice in a piece of writing can bring rewards like nothing else
can. Voice is the key to getting the reader involved in an essay.
Without it, the reader becomes passive and the essay can not be
comprehended. Most essays have the essential material, so the manner in
which the material is presented can make a difference. When voice is
properly executed in an essay, the reader can interact with the writing
and make the necessary connections. The best sportswriters in the
country are experts in using voice. How else can one become involved in
the action? Without voice, a play by play description can become a
tedious mass of words. Voice is a logical facet of writing which, when
properly executed, leads the path to effective writing.
      Effective structure is a necessity in essay writing. Without it, a
capable piece of writing can become a nebulous maze of imperfection.
Structure acts as a road map for the reader. When the reader can follow
the essay's structure, the essay as a whole becomes easier to comprehend.
The reader can follow the essay logically and therefore does not have to
fill in his own gaps. When a reader can read without stumbling across
deformities, he is at bliss and proper structure can lead to this bliss.
      Finally, the actual development of the thesis is a key to effective
writing. Again, the reader is always the primary focus and the writing
must adhere to his needs. The thesis statement provides a basis for the
essay; a basis for the reader. Once this basis is established, it mush
be developed throughout the paper. In fact this is the purpose of an
essay. The breadth of an essay can often keep the reader attached.
Development adds this breadth, and therefore is an essential facet of
essay writing.
      It should become evident that voice, structure, and thesis
development are all essential elements of effective writing. The primary
purpose of writing is to serve the reader. These three facets all manage
to cater to the reader's palate. Without them, an essay can not function
as it rightfully should.