Throughout my life I have had many opportunities to write reports documents and technical correspondence. The most writing that I had ever done was between the high school and college years. I wrote about everything from book reports, short stories and free writing. The most writing I think was ever done by me on a daily basis was my time of 3 months of Marine Corps boot camp.
My particular thoughts towards writing are with mixed emotions. On one hand, I am aware from both ...view middle of the document...
The professional aspect of writing is essential because as an IT engineer I need to write effectively to communicate with clients on a high technical level. That being said, I still do not have the desire to write, simply because of the amount of time it takes to portray thoughts in a clear manner.
Writing has been an up and down journey for me. There have been times when I enjoyed writing and times where I simply dread the task. When I am writing something that is more meaningful and personal to me, I have no issues writing. It is when I have to write something of little interest to me that I struggle to find content. There are the times from family and friends when I write something thoughtful for a special occasion that get affirmation. Bad experiences have also been a huge part of my writing. This usually occurs in the work place where my technical document has been “red-inked” to death by a supervisor.
So I guess what I am hoping for in this course is a few things. I want to be able to convey my thoughts in writing with clarity and precision. Confidence is also something I am looking to gain from this experience as well. I want to get rid of that initial fear of when someone asks me to draft a document I will not hesitate to jump to the task.