about what is good writing.
How do we judge good writing?
There are three categories of writing that the teacher and the student
have to be aware of.
The first is content.
The content has to be interesting, the writing has to have a message.
If there is no message in the writing, whether it be an e-mail, an essay
or a story, there is no reason to write.
The content has to be coherent. The ideas must be developed and clear.
The writing has to be relevant to the topic. If the assignment is to write a
restaurant review, then don't give a recipe. The writing has to be clear.
Your readers need to be able to follow your train of thought.
The second category is technique or skills of writing. These skills include
spelling, punctuation, syntax (word order) vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure.
English is not forgiving if a writer doesn't follow these technical rules.
The last category is form. …