Practice makes a man perfect

Expressive writing has also been linked to improved mood, well-being, and reduced stress levels for those who do it regularly, says Adam Grant: “Research by Laura King shows that writing about achieving future goals and dreams can make people happier and healthier.

The principal reason for writing anything is to communicate with others, to stimulate interest or action from the reader, to help one to reflect on their experiences and learn from them.  When we write, therefore, we are either writing for ourselves or we are writing for others.

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written largely in his works.” This famous quote is apt for the Professional Development session taken up by Ms. Ratna Das, English facilitator, on Nov 21 for all her colleagues. With an intent to imbibe writing skills in everyone, irrespective of the subject they teach, Ms. Ratna has conducted a lively, interactive session. Her session included the rules to follow while writing: Purpose of writing, to whom are we writing, in what format are we writing and what tone are we using.

Ms. Ratna introduced the session with her own biographical experiences of her childhood that led her to develop a passion for writing. This hooked the audience and kept them engaged throughout the session. Writing regularly makes you better at writing. No doubt writing is a powerful skill to be good at in our digital age. Writing daily encourages one to come up with new ideas regularly, which results in the solution of the very important problem of where to get new ideas.

It is just to use the right words to say just the right things. Sentence fluency that is smooth and expressive. Fluent sentences are easy to understand and fun to read with expression. Conventions that are correct and communicative.


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