A reader, not an author, decides how good a piece of writing is, so if a reader casts the written material aside, all writing is to no avail. The author must consider the reader and decide how best to reach a particular reader. This involves precise and extensive planning long before the reader is given the material, not the day before the material is due, nor the due date itself.
“Reading brings us unknown friends,” said Honore’ de Balzac. The reader should connect with the author through the writing, and if the reader has no desire to read the writing, how can this be achieved? It can’t, so the author has ignored the purpose.
Therefore, the highest regard must be made so that the reader is satisfied and is eager to read the writing. Only then can a writing be considered to be complete.
Cathy Moore taught English Composition for over 13 years at Oklahoma City Community College and then West Liberty University after obtaining a Masters Degree from Oklahoma City University in 2001.
Cathy tutors Monday-Thursday / 10 am – 4 pm….stop by and see her for English and psychology tutoring.