Communication: Written English
After reading this chapter, you will be familiar with:
- Aspects of writing as a communication skill
- Basics of grammar
- Vocabulary building and punctuation as sub-skills of writing as a communication skill
- The use of these sub-skills to structure academic writing
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING AS A COMMUNICATION SKILL
‘Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man’, opined Francis Bacon in his famous essay entitled Of Studies. This axiom is indeed the motto currently. In the Internet era today when words rule the virtual space as well, the Hamlet like exasperation—‘words! words! words!’—is no longer valid. In fact, your writing skills speak a lot about you these days.