The ability to write well is an important skill to have. For example, people need to write a good essay for their college application, and many jobs require good communication skills, which include writing. If someone writes well, they can express themselves better and increase their chances of being hired or getting into a good university. Therefore, I am interested in exploring ways to improve one’s writing ability. From my perspective, one way to do that is by doing more readings due to the following reasons.
Firstly, reading helps people to learn about how professionals write. When we read, we see how others use words, structure sentences, use metaphors and etc., and we can adapt the strategies into our own writing. By practicing how others write, we will be able to get familiar with various writing techniques. Eventually, the techniques will become natural to us, and we will not need to rely on other’s writings but will develop our own personal writing style.
Secondly, reading more books or articles help us to know what to write about. One difficulty that a lot of new writers encounter is that they do not know what to write about. Reading will help us with it by exposing us to the world and immersing ourselves with potential topics. Moreover, when we read other people’s writings, we may be inspired and have a new idea or critical views, and that would be a perfect topic to write about.
In conclusion, I think reading helps people to improve their writing ability and I challenge myself to read more in order to become a better writer.