Writing Is Very Important

Written by Danping Lu in honor of the National Day on Writing

People write every day. When students are in class, they need to write. Also, when people are in work, they need to write. Writing is necessary for everyone even though some people have not realized that writing has be an important part in their life. As the other expression of people’s thoughts, writhing is different than speaking. Because writing requires more logic and rules than speaking, people can write well only after constantly practice. Practicing writing is not as easy as people thought because of many facts; such as grammar, vocabulary, and organization. As an English learner, writing is the hardest part of my learning, but it is very important.

Since I began to learn how to write in English, the most obvious thing that I have changed is my logic. Because of the different culture writing style, I always cannot write well at the beginning of my writing learning. For instance, Asian writing requires a twist development, meanwhile English writing requires a clean and logical supports. Furthermore, it is hard for me to switch the logic into American style which is directly say what you want to say. The most helpful way to solve the problem is making a list before writing. As Asian writing logic is the main part in my brain, a list can help organize my twist thoughts into clean turns. After I use this way to improve my writing, it has been better than before.

Writing is the expression which shows thoughts and personal abilities. If the thoughts in writing can be well expressed is dominated by the writer’s writing abilities. As a result, writing connects both the ideas and the skills by people. For example, people who write a professional report must have good writing skills so they can exactly express the science information, or the readers may misunderstand the report. In different fields, writing has different requirements, but the original goal of writing is the same that show what the writer thinks.

To conclusion, writing is not only the abilities that people need to have but also the necessary way to say what people think. Both the skills and ideas are important in writing if the writers want to exactly express their thoughts. Moreover, in today’s life, writing is going to be more and more significant than before when many fields require good writing skills. People should develop their writing skills as well as possible so that they can be more aggressive in both work and study.



Written by Ryan Estrada in honor of the National Day on Writing.

Everyday everyone around the world communicates to one another using different methods. The most effective and basic of these methods is writing. Out of all the methods writing is the only one that allows you to truly express how you feel. Writing is more than just a fundamental skill in communicating it is also the most important: I use it everyday in my life in my job with medical charting; in my personal life communicating with friends via text or online communication. All-in-all writing is wonderful.

During my work as a Emergency Room LVN charting is the only way for me to support myself. Charting is a form of writing kind of like a medical journal of the patients visit. Everything I do with the patient has to be charted thoroughly and accurately or else it is perceived as not been done. Because of this it is my only defense in a court of law so it must be complete and express clearly what I did and when I did it. Writing in my work also allows me to communicate my actions to my fellow peers so they can be aware of what was done, and what still needs to be done. I am grateful for how writing has made my work life easier.

In my personal life writing takes on a different format than my work life. Communication is short simple and to the point, instead of accurate long and thorough. The platform I use is also different instead of journal like it is text messaging or updating social media. Because the messages are short a lot of abbreviations are used to save space and time and example of one is “TTYL” or talk to you later, or “ BRB” be right back. While not at work writing still finds a way to improve and make my life easier.

Writing to me is more than just a fundamental skill to communicate during work or at home. It has opens my doors and allows me to communicate by not having to struggle to say the right words. I don’t have to worry about being lost for words or a slight speech impediment when I write, all I have to do is write clear complete thoughts. I hope everyone takes the time to reflect on how writing has touched us all. I know I did and because of it I appreciate it even more.


Written by Ruby Gomez in honor of the National Day on Writing.

As I reflect on the ways I personally use writing, I can’t imagine a world without it. Writing is essential to my daily life for a few reasons. Writing keeps me close to my family, clear headed, and successful. My daily writing consists of helping me to keep in contact with family and friends, express my emotions on paper, and to be an excellent employee at work.

When I am waiting in a line surrounded by people, I don’t want to call a friend or family member and have others around listening in on my conversation. I would rather send a text message. I prefer writing a message because it is more personal for me. I go back and re-read through them and it takes me back to our conversation we had. Filling me with memories and giving me a laugh when I need it.  Furthermore, writing helps me to express built up emotions. Feelings I want to express but do not want to share with others. For example, when I am mad or frustrated, I usually write what made me upset and why I shouldn’t let it bother me. When I get finished with my writing I read through it and realize that what made me upset was not serious at all, but silly. Sometimes also writing down memories I want to keep and look back on and attaching a photo, such as scrapbooking. Last but not least, I constantly write at work. It helps me to be successful by making everyone happy, because in my job I send a lot of emails discussing patients’ referrals to specialist and keeping communication on what exact treatment the patient needs.  Moreover writing in patients’ charts in a clear concise manner to allow for proper treatment for the patient.

Writing allows connection between all people.  Writing is a habit for everyone. If you think about it every type of person writes somehow. Consider this, adults may write down a simple list for grocery items they may need at the market, children scribble with crayons with intention of writing a letter or a name to someone, even those who are less fortunate who are considered homeless write on a box to tell a brief story.  Writing is a wonderful skill that everyone has and should not take for granted.

National Day on Writing

Written by Bruce Briquelet in honor of the National Day on Writing.

Just like everyone in this day of age writing is an essential part of day to day life. Writing could be used to connect to other individuals, or to express oneself. For me, writing is a way for me to escape our world. Whether I write stories, or write in a journal about my inner most thoughts and feelings; writing is my cope and a way for me to deal with stress. I also have a passion for writing music, lyrical and compositions. I spend a lot of my free time jotting down song ideas and different rhythmical patterns I could use incorporate in a composition. For me, writing is my passion and one of my favorite things to do.

Writing, today, is essential for connections to be made among ideas, people, and different disciplines because it is how we communicate and express our feelings and thoughts. People use writing to connect with one another whether it is long or short distance. Writing can be used to keep in contact with loved ones or other individuals that you care about. Professions use writings to keep records, to document what they need to, and to also connect and share with their colleagues. Writing in the work force and among people is very key to how we communicate and share with one another.

In all, writing has many different purposes. Whether it be to a way to connect, express feelings, or share ideas, writing is used every day by humans and it has become essential to everyday life. Writing is a freedom that we Americans have that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

National Day on Writing

Written by Aaron Adame in celebration of The National Day on Writing

Writing was never something I saw as important growing up. Verbal communication was, in my opinion, the best method to get your words out to those you intended to listen. Getting in to the workforce and now serving in ministry at a church, I am coming to a greater awareness of the power of the written word. My favorite author is a British scholar, pastor and theologian by the name of John Stott. He is a master of etymology. When I first heard this term, I thought it meant he could read minds (Zoolander pun) because of his amazing ability to connect with his reader. Later realizing that etymology is the study of words, I discovered that living inside a word was an incredible power to influence readers when a word is used correctly and appropriately. Writing is the superior form of communication; it is timeless and can cross cultural, social, economic, and religious barriers to reach any audience.

At work, Facebook, twitter, blogs, and email are the primary forms of communication; all of which use writing as the means to communicate. On any given day, my inbox might receive 30 new emails. At the same time, I might only talk on the phone for a total of 10 minutes on an average day. People are too busy to sit and talk on the phone. Using email and text message gets the basic information in and out so that people can carry on with their responsibilities. What is negative about this influx of reading and writing is that majority of it is lacking in basic grammar and spelling rules. People might read and write a lot more today; however, they are becoming less aware or concerned with following the basic “rules of writing.” Writing today has increased in volume, but at a cost that cannot yet be calculated.

I am not fully aware of how writing was used in the past to connect people in various disciplines and professions; however, it seems that today if someone wants to make an impact by fabricating and communicating an idea, then the best way to do this is to write a best-selling book or have a nationally acclaimed blog site. When people argue for a certain business practice, political issue, religious belief or biographical illustration, people communicate through a piece of literature they wrote or assisted in writing. It is hard to communicate a point clearly when verbalized. A piece of writing is a much easier and safer way to communicate a premeditated thought that can be supported with evidence and research. Without writing, it would be impossible to communicate clearly and effectively in any objective way to a listening audience.

Write to Connect

Written by Alyssa Castillo in celebration of The National Day on Writing

Without words, where would we as a society be? Without a form of communication, without an outlet to express ideas, without a way to transfer stories and capture moments, how would we survive? Thankfully we have words and we’ve had words since the beginning of time. Words, in written form, have the outstanding ability to transport a person to the depths of Mordor, to the heart of Narnia, to the Chamber of Secrets in the comfort of  a person’s armchair. The written word can be combined with a throbbing bass or a smooth guitar and create music. It can be detailed to bring insight, or vague to awaken the mind and produce deep thoughts. Written word in the form of scripture can bring comfort in times of distress and trouble. These connections bring life. Words invoke peace. The expression of emotion, whether anger or joy, depression or elation, chaos or tranquility, brings about a feeling of rest to the mind and soul. To scream from the rooftops or whisper in secret the innermost desires of our being through blackened ink on a page is liberating. The concept of expression and the feeling of individuality and value can often be expressed in the form of words. Words in a recipe connects the stomach to the worlds and the lips and tongue to the soul. Academic words bring insight and knowledge, and turns on the light in a dark crevices of our brains. Words have changed lives since the beginning of time. “Let there be light,” and thus begun all of existence. “It is finished,” and thus all of mankind is saved from eternal damnation. “I love you,” and thus begins a journey toward whatever God has already designed. “ I do,” and forever begins. “Welcome home, my good and faithful servant,” and thus begins eternity in paradise.

Writing for Life

Written by Diana Lopez in celebration of The National Day on Writing

What is writing? Well if you define it in the Oxford dictionary it means “a sequence of letters, words, or symbols marked on paper or some other surface”, seems simple but quite essential for life. At a young age we are thrown letters that soon become words and later evolve to paragraphs which eventually leads to stories. So what is writing to me, well at first it was hieroglyphics, which I soon mastered to translate to words and at a young age I was pushed to write because writing helped me learned how to read too. Which according to my teachers and parents I need to live it was as necessary as water, it was a tool for survival.

My survival is exactly is what writing has become in college and life, as a student everything is writing. Paper after paper I am ask to discuss my understanding, to express my stand, to analyze this and that, to communicate my concern and so on.  Which depending on how well I can “write” I am graded and that can affect my whole college career. At work writing is essential, as a cashier I must record sales, concerns and problems. If I become sick, I must inform my employer via electronic mail, since it is the most reliable source to contact her. I also volunteer a lot during my free time and the only way of contact is email, since most of the time I meet them the day of the event and the often have many volunteers. The same goes for my social life, many of my friends have left for college and the only way to keep in touch for some is writing through emails, Facebook, text messaging, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Where we excitingly share our experiences as we venture off in college and the “real world”, our first fails and success such as obtaining an “A” in a paper or getting a job. All of this writing is done online, where I read a billion different stories as I follow bloggers and newsfeed from all over the world. Writing helps me express my own story as I write my college journey, my success and failures for the future me. Even writing short songs and poems or making art with words, I express my feelings in a much healthier and safer way than others may. Or when I fan girl over incredible songs, post or You Tube videos (mostly dance choreography and short films like Wong Fu Productions or Jubilee Project) and praise the artist, author or dancer on their talent.

Writing literally connects not only characters and words, thoughts, ideas and people. Writing has made it possible to be part of a different world, to live others’ lives, to know history, and to be provoke on my views and ideas like never before. People in different countries are able to share ideas and keep in touch, for example in fifth grade I had a really close friend move back to Japan but we shared our life as we grew up through Facebook, we write each other on the differences of school, what we were learning, and the culture differences.  And this has been the same way I have kept in with other people and I have also have the courage to ask questions that I might have not been able to ask people face to face. For example, I really want to help non-profits in the future and I decided to email a couple “professionals” within non-profits and asked for their perspective in the job, their story and how they have got there, what tips and advice they give to a rookie. Often, I will receive a response or two, as they are obviously busy people, email is the only and safe way to contact them and get feedback.

Writing has helped me learn and explore different fields and professions as I read blogs or websites of how the came to be where they are stand at now. As a business major it is important to communicate verbally and formally through writing. I must be able to sell a product or service but also provide information to the consumer in a clear and efficient way. Other professions in which writing is important in arts and entertainment, media, news, teaching and so on.  People use writing in everyday life for knowledge, work, school, and for leisure. Writing is also crucial for people that are unable to speak, their voices would never be heard if they did not know how to write, expressing yourself is a freedom everyone should be privilege to be heard.

Writing is a way of communication to people across the nation, for many is a tool of expression, it use in everyday life. Writing is needed to hear the voices unheard, the ideas that could spark a movement, a story to save someone. Writing is everywhere I go in the streets I see the signs, in the clothes I wear, the menu I read while choosing what to eat. Writing lets me know what’s going on today, tomorrow, my goals, my dreams and plans. Writing is essential for any human being, we must learn how to write to leave words worth being heard.