Introduction to writing skills

Sometimes it looks like children’s writing evolves naturally: from a few squiggles to random strings of letters, to increasingly conventional writing, and eventually progressing to well-crafted essays. But just like learning to read, learning to write is not a natural process. To ensure that all students become skilled writers, we need to provide systematic, explicit

Writing skills are particular abilities that enable writers to put their thoughts into significant words and mentally interact with the statement. There are various definitions of writing as explained by various linguists. Writing is a component of a larger activity on which the emphasis is on.

Importance of writing skills-

Today, when anyone can be their own publisher, we are seeing an increasing number of examples of poor writing skills in print and on the web. Poor writing skills create poor first impressions, and many readers will react negatively if they notice a spelling or grammatical error. A spelling error on a commercial web page, for example, may cause potential customers to question the website's and the organization's credibility.

Ways to improve writing skills-

  • In written information, adequate grammar, punctuation, and spelling are crucial. The reader will form an opinion of you, the author, based on both the content and the presentation, and errors will most likely lead to a negative impression.
  • Errors are likely, all written communications should be re-read before sending to print or hitting the send button in the case of emails. Do not expect spelling and grammar checkers to catch all errors because many incorrect words can be spelled correctly (for example, "their" instead of "there" or "principle" instead of "principal").


The good news is that writing, like any other skill, can be learned. Reading your work aloud is a good way to check and improve it. Reading text causes you to slow down, and you may notice issues with the flow that your eye would otherwise overlook.