Hello there 2018

Hello 2018!

It may sound cliche to celebrate the “new year, new me” mentality and while I can agree that it can be a bit of a scapegoat, I am so excited for this new year and what I’m working towards in it! I’m so excited to say Hello 2018!

2017 wasn’t a bad year, but it wasn’t amazing and that’s what I plan on making this year! I want to really work on myself, on making positive changes and working towards my own future.

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Writing: A Lost Art?

The National Commission on Writing has described the disastrous consequences of bad writing in America – for businesses, professions, educators, consumers, and citizens.  Poorly written reports, memos, announcements, and messages cost us time and money.  They are blood clots in the body politic.  The flow of information is blocked.  Crucial problems go unsolved.  Opportunities for reform and efficiency are buried.

Throughout ones entire education, a strong emphasis is placed on writing skills. In blogelementary school we are forced to practice basic spelling, grammar and sentence structure day after day. In high school and university we are given essay after essay to complete, each with half of the focus geared toward content and the other half based on the actual writing skills. But what happens once we leave school behind? Are these skills that we worked endlessly to hone no longer of use?

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