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On this blog, I have stressed several times that writing is critical to your success. You should invest time to learn how to write good english and hence developing your own methods and style of presenting your opinions. I also told you that you need to express your ideas convincingly. In this article I will explain something additional that you should think and know about; you should be able to make a clear distinction between efficient writing and effective writing.
What Is Efficient Writing?
An efficient writer is someone who writes an article considerately, without showing any true commitment, any true motivation and without any true desire to touch his audience. He writes just to convey a message. The message is there, that’s only his satisfaction. But do note that an efficient writer is doing things right.
What Is Effective Writing?
An effective writer is someone who is very diligent about what he writes. Unlike an efficient writer, he cares more than just conveying a message. He is keenly concerned in the way he wants to express his words, in how his readers will respond and about the overall quality of his “work”. He is very stubborn about making a forceful, appealing and convincing approach to writing his thoughts, taking care proofreading his work and re-factoring it over and over again until he convinces himself that the work is a masterpiece (showing good characteristics of pillar articles). As you have guessed, an effective writer does the right thing.
Employers Will Look For Effective Writers Who Can Make The Difference!
If you are to do well (as a student, as an employee, as a writer or as a blogger) and if you want to progress in your chosen career, the ability to express yourself clearly, concisely and persuasively is a skill you should be trying to develop and nourish. In any competitive environment if two contestants are otherwise equal in intelligence and skills, the one who is the most effective in conveying his message will be the one who will earn the highest points, respect, credibility and consideration.
To Think About: If a marketing agency is looking for writers or composers, will he choose an efficient writer or someone who is effective?
How Is Your Writing Judged By Your Audience?
|Characteristics of your writing||Impression created|
|Correct spelling||Well educated|
|Punctuation & grammar good||Competent|
|Arguments well presented||Forceful, convincing and well organised|
Over To You – In Which Writing Category You Fall?
Do you write often? In what category do you fall, effective writing or efficient writing? What do you think you can improve with your writing?
(Use the comment form below to voice your opinion convincingly!)