Category Archives: Language Arts

Why All Students Should Take a Writing Course

At one time the ability to use calligraphy to beautify manuscripts or a hostess’s penmanship when sending out invitations were symbols of education and prestige. While those specific ideals are less important today, how we write is still as important as what we write. If I have speling misstakes, you would find this distracting. If I jump from one topic to the next, and suddenly began speaking about sports, you would find this confusing. If I make outrageous claims like “students who take a writing course do 500% better in every aspect of life” without referencing where my information comes from, you would be rightfully skeptical. What students have to say is important, and they should be given the skills necessary so that people are not distracted, confused, or skeptical due to how the paper is written and instead focus on what is said. This is why every high school student should take a writing course.   There are many different types of writing, both in creative styles or more academic ones. A biology lab report will have different requirements from a history paper detailing the fall of Rome, and a novel written in the first person narrative will be structured […]