Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Qualities of bad writing

Many people don't write poorly; they just are not educated enough to write correctly. Badly written pieces are choppy, hard to understand, and don't engage the reader. Most of the pieces won't use a variety of words, which makes them very simple. Poor writing has no sensory details, so it's very hard to get yourself into what you are reading. Reasons for poor writing may have to do with the face that the writer does not feel strongly about the topic that they are writing about. They might have to put in filler sentences that do not belong, just to add length to the piece. Sometimes it may not be the writers fault at all, if the audience doesn't enjoy the piece, like if the readers do not feel strongly or relate to the topic. Poorly written pieces can be revised and made into a better piece, with practice.

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