What is good writing?
What is good writing?

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What is good writing?

2.5 Other aspects of writing

Now we will look at the way Philip and Hansa wrote and presented their essays. Did you find them both easy to read? As regards Philip's, my answer is, ‘yes and no’. It is sometimes easy because he has a fluent way with words. But it is often difficult because he does not use enough punctuation to help us make sense of his words, and because of certain mistakes he makes. I found Hansa's essay easier to read. Her writing is more technically correct and more assured than Philip's. But I think that sometimes it is too formal and elaborate.

Activity 2

Look back at the essays and the notes you made about them. Look at the way Philip and Hansa express their ideas. Did you pick out any mistakes in their sentences, punctuation or spelling? How important do you think it is to spell words correctly?


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