To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question


Olivia Gonzalez (9th), Reporter

All of us are capable of writing. It is an ability that we put in our everyday lives. Whether it would be taking a test in English class, or filling up the pages of a diary at home. The majority of our society expand the liking of the idea of literature. It is a decision to whether or not to improve this skill, though. So how can a writer improve exceedingly on this skill they obtained? First thing’s first, let us review the basic principles:

Grammar is one of the most vital portions to any work of writing. It’s practically the rules of language. The words in a work of writing should be coherent and make sense to the reader, that includes yourself. Grammar creates an engaging style that is most sensical. Common incidents that occur quite often are continuously misspelled words, uncapitalized titles, names, locations, etcetera, or unintentional homophones. 


Punctuations belongs in this category, as it brings together an arrangement of words and brings up various kinds of clauses in a unique manner. Not only does the writer improve on the structure of words, but they also improve on the quality of their writing! If this is lacking, then one suggestion is to try and practice on clearing up these widespread mistakes.

Simplicity is good, but too much of it is very vague and tedious. Having to write is like having to cook, the chef adds their own spices and extra ingredients to their food to create a terrific and succulent dish. Writing is the same, but with depthening details and vocabulary to create an extremely good form of it.

 A book requires several components, the use of language is one of them. To improve this, the author could search for synonyms and antonyms on a commonly used term, expression or phrase and make a sentence including that word. Experimenting with new words is always fun and could engrave definitions of introduced words in their head.

Cracking open a book strengthens the particular ability too. Even creatively writing anything as a way of practice helps a lot as well.

My interviewee who is a student of Pitman High School, Angel Flores, has said that, ̈Practicing everyday would help you get better at it, even with writing.̈ 

Practice is very important when it comes to talents, skills, occupations and particular branches of study. Practice has different paces depending on how much time an individual puts in routinely. Slow and steady wins the race, they’d always say.

Having to let the imagination run wild with a pencil in hand or fingers glued onto a keyboard makes the moment of writing worthwhile!